This year’s wildfires engulfed nearly 9 million acres of land in the US, marking the most destructive fire season in 70 years and costing nearly $3 billion so far. While the fires are under control, a toxic threat still looms in the wake of the destruction. By destroying older homes and businesses, the release of asbestos fibers is putting many first responders, cleanup crews, and residents at risk of harmful exposure. In this blog, we’ll review the reasons the western wildfires generated concern about asbestos and what our community can do to prevent similar dangers. [Read more…] about Western Wildfires Generate Concern About Asbestos
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The United States military is the occupation with the highest number of mesothelioma patients. One-third to one-half of all mesothelioma patients are veterans. Of course, members of the military are exposed to far more environments than your typical American, but it’s primarily due to the asbestos in military family housing that this disease continues to affect our service members. Given what we now know about asbestos, why is asbestos still prevalent in U.S. military housing? [Read more…] about Why is Asbestos Rampant in U.S. Military Housing?