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Some Industries Still Have Unsafe Asbestos Levels

A research team, based in California has stated that air quality samples taken from a wide range of industries show unsafe asbestos levels, putting workers at higher risk for deadly mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

According to a recently published paper written by scientists with Cardno ChemRisk which is a scientific consulting firm, when they analyzed inspection data collected between 1984 and 2011 they discovered airborne asbestos levels well above OSHA safety guidelines.

The found that specifically in the construction, automotive repair and manufacturing industries along with the chemical, petroleum and rubber industries there were measurements above the limits from 2001 to 2011.

However looking at the overall picture, airborne asbestos concentrations have declined over time and along with that, mesothelioma incidence has also begun to show a small decline. The report highlighted this as a hopeful sign.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP  at  (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.