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Firefighters More at Risk of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

While it has been known for some time that asbestos exposure is a risk for firefighters, only more recently has research started to quantify and qualify the increased chance that firefighters may develop mesothelioma as a result. Buildings throughout the country often contain building compounds and materials with asbestos components....

Exposure to Asbestos During House Fires

Even though asbestos products and materials within older homes are not considered dangerous unless they are breaking down or falling apart, an event like a house fire could turn a relatively safe home into a very dangerous one.  Not only are homeowners at risk when a fire starts in their...