LegalView Updates Readers About Potential Exposure to Cancer-Causing Dust When Harvesting Firewood in Asbestos-Ridden Areas

February 02, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Denver, CO -, your source for everything legal on the Web, recently updated its mesothelioma blog to inform readers of the potential for exposure to a deadly and cancer-causing dust when harvesting wood in asbestos-rich areas. A research project conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2006 uncovered asbestos in the Kootenai Forest, which is located approximately 20 miles from Libby, Montana, and was a former site for the mining of vermiculite. This location was also the site of a vermiculite processing facility - vermiculite ore is not always, but can be associated with asbestos contamination through a deposit known as tremolite. The study found that trees that were harvested in the Kootenai National Forest area released amphibole or asbestos fibers when cut down, compared to a control area in Missoula, Mont., which is an area not associated with high levels of asbestos.

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