Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is used in the manufacturing of many of the products we use and come in contact with on a daily basis. From insulation, to floor tiles, to drywall, asbestos can be found everywhere.
While asbestos is useful for its ability to insulate and not catch fire, it can also cause individuals who are exposed to it to develop deadly cancers. One of the most common forms of the disease that is seen in individuals who are around asbestos regularly is mesothelioma. This particular type of cancer can be identified by the development of tumors on the lungs and mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many internal organs.
Many wonder what can be done to reduce the chances of developing mesothelioma as the result of exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, the answer is to simply not be exposed and this can be achieved by using proper safety gear and removing materials that contain asbestos.
An elementary school in Louisiana is taking such steps in order to protect the health and safety of both students and staff. According to an article from the Daily Reporter, the Tangipahoa Parish School District will pay an estimated $66,750 to two separate companies to have asbestos removed from the school’s cafeteria during the next several weeks.
Our Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers exposure to asbestos can pose, which is why we applaud the efforts being made to remove this hazardous substance from our state’s schools.