LegalView Informs Readers of Potential Firefighter Asbestos Exposure at a Recent Department Store Fire
January 15, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsJanuary 15, 2008 - Denver, CO - LegalView.com, the number one resource for everything legal on the Web, reported on mesothelioma blog that nearly 60 firefighters in a Connecticut town may have been exposed to asbestos after a recent department store fire.
Asbestos is a deadly substance that was used in the construction of homes, schools, government buildings and even in department stores or other commercial constructions. When individuals are exposed to asbestos fibers and asbestos dust they become at risk for mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that takes decades to reveal itself, by which time, it is often too late to offer treatment for the cancer. Many individuals who have worked in the construction, mining or shipyard industry have been associated with asbestos exposure. If you feel you or your loved one may be in danger of asbestos exposure it is important to seek help immediately. The sooner mesothelioma cancer is found the better the chance is of treating it. After consulting with a mesothelioma doctor, use LegalView's resources to reach a mesothelioma lawyer who may also be able to provide insight into the case.
The department store fire occurred in New Haven, Connecticut. Sixty firefighters had reportedly fought the fire for hours on end with air packs that lasted only 30 minutes. The blog reports that debris from the fire was sent to the Department of Public Health and several samples were found to have tested positive for asbestos. For individuals who feel they have been previously exposed to asbestos, it is important to contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney to receive a consultation.
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