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Asbestos Shingles Once a Money-Maker, Now a Deadly Reminder

Environment  (tags: medicine, treatment, cancer, health, health, Sustainabililty, greenliving, healthconditions )

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Many building material manufacturers flocked to asbestos as an effective product that could prevent fire damage and provide effective insulation. Now, we suffer the effects--measured by # of lives taken from Asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma.

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Bernard C. (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 9:14 am
Another example, of Corporate Greed---taking short cuts for a little more cash!

Brittney Evans (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 10:48 am
I continually read information about the progress towards fighting the mining of asbestos. I found an active movement to prohibit asbestos, called BAN Asbestos. Can be found here:

Eliza Parris (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 11:01 am
Thank you for sharing! I will be on the lookout for this!

Megan E. (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 11:09 am
WOW Im glad people are finally taking action against this!

Sammy K. (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 11:12 am
My grandpa was a victim of mesothelioma, an agressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This really is a serious issue, that I am baffled has not been addressed all this time. It's TOXIC and CARCINOGENIC!!

Gary C (5)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 8:45 pm
Noted , Thankyou....

Past Member (0)
Friday March 16, 2012, 6:40 am
Yes it dangerous, if disturbed. I wonder how many people didn't die in fires because it was used?

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday March 16, 2012, 9:46 am
My family lived in a house filled with asbestos. Even the hot pads for pots and pans were asbestos. So was the insulation and wrapping around the furnace pipes that ran throughout the house. I think the biggest danger lies in the installation and removal of it. Like lead paint, it's real danger lies in the airborne particles. Lots of people who simply lived in houses containing it have suffered no ill effects. You're biggest danger is when you rehab.

Kerrie G (118)
Friday March 16, 2012, 9:56 am
Noted, thanks.

j A (282)
Friday March 16, 2012, 11:19 am
A good example of the dangers and flaws of approving something before the scientific study regarding health and safety are done and the costly challenges of trying to cope with such impacts later..........
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