WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are glad to see that the EPA has a lengthy list of bans on asbestos, but what we want to talk about this week is the lack of such rules and regulations in decades past. Here is the current list of bans from the EPA. As you can see, it took until 1989 to ban the use of asbestos in a wide range of commercial industries. This means that from the 1950s, all the way up to the late 1980s individuals who worked in certain work environments may have been exposed to asbestos on a daily basis. The current list of regulations goes as far as highlighting criminal penalties for employers intentionally exposing their workers to asbestos.
"What we want to communicate to those who call 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com is that there is a team of experts waiting to help you or a loved one better understand the connection between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. We are seeing a sharp increase in mesothelioma as this rare disease takes many decades to mature before it shows signs.
"About 75% of the diagnosed victims of mesothelioma we talk to were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis in places such as: a US Navy ship engine room, manufacturing facility, industrial facility, construction job sites, as an electrician, plumber, roofer, or a carpenter. In most instances, these individuals were exposed to asbestos in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. All we want to do is help potential victims understand the signs of mesothelioma, as well as provide them information on mesothelioma compensation."
A word of caution:
Before a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma and/or their family members engage the services of a law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, or if the family needs to get up-to-speed on vital issues that must be dealt with after a mesothelioma diagnosis, contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, who consistently get the best possible financial compensation results for their clients." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
For an up to date map from the CDC showing the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma please refer to their web site on this topic. http://www2.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/figuretabledetailsarchive.asp?FigureTableID=139&GroupRefNumber=F07-02
For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html
M. Thomas Martin
SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center