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Asbestos amongst Butte Fire Debris

Asbestos amongst Butte Fire Debrisby Brayton Purcell LLP | Oct 28, 2015 | Asbestos | Although contained, the Butte Fire in California still threatens the lives of individuals returning to their homes–or what is left of their homes. While the threat might not pose as immediate of a threat to individuals as the flames of a fire, the debris left behind could contain toxic substances that can affect their health in the years to come. burned car The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection stated that hazards still in the area “may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion, and various other chemicals.” If inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers can cause serious respiratory conditions and fatal cancers. Asbestos is assumed to be present in homes built before 1990. Construction materials such as drywall, piping insulation, vinyl floor tiles, and more have all been known to contain the substance in the past. A house fire can release asbestos fibers into the air for firefighters to inhale or ingest. If disturbed within debris from a fire, clean up crews and families are also at risk for exposure. If you are a Butte Fire victim returning to your property after the tragedy, do not hesitate to work with a professional to test for asbestos and/or help you properly remove it. Asbestos can lead to serious illnesses, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Source: Newsweek Search for: Recent Posts The holiday season brings asbestos exposure to an Iowa school Asbestos in Schools Should people fear asbestos exposure through groundwater? A ban on asbestos remains dangerously elusive A turning point in the battle to ban asbestos? Archives Archives Select Month February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020 January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 October 2019 September 2019 August 2019 July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 February 2012 January 2012 June 2011 March 2011 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 March 2010 January 2010 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 July 2008 June 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 CategoriesCategories Select Category Arbitration Asbestos Asbestos-Related Illness benzene blog Brayton Purcell News Chemicals and Toxic Substances Congress and Politics Consumer Safety Dangerous Medical Drugs Defective Medical Devices Elder Abuse emissions-cheating scandal Estate Planning Firm News Legal News Medical Malpractice Medical News Mesothelioma Mortgage Fraud Occupational Asbestos Exposure Product Liability Product Recalls Roundup Safety Tips Safety Violations Schools Tobacco Uncategorized Veterans’ News Whistleblowing Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Rights RSS Feed Subscribe To This Blog’s Feed

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