Law and Politics
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate substance that is being used for building structures and the like. The word asbestos was derived from a Greek word meaning ‘inextinguishable’ or ‘unquenchable’ and this description has been true enough because this compound is very versatile and useful in terms of being a building material. This silicate mineral could withstand chemical (and electrical) damages and extreme heat.
As a building material, it has an average tensile potency and a sound absorption. Unfortunately, exposure and inhalation of this substance is lethal for humans. Prolonged contact with this silicate material could cause illnesses and could be life-threatening. Inhalation of asbestos could trigger mesothelioma (rare cancer) and lung cancer as well. The European Union, due to the substance’s apparent danger to humans, has decided to ban the processing, manufacturing, extraction and utilization of asbestos and its related products.
In order to protect the rights of those who have been victimized by asbestos exposure, an asbestosis lawyer or law practitioner is definitely needed. This lawyer would be the legal counsel as well as the best representative for the victims as well. According to numbers, almost 100000 have already died in the United States alone that is connected to prolonged asbestos contact.