The U.S. Geological Survey reported on the use of asbestos in a 2005 study and found that asbestos was being used in several everyday products. LegalView has published a press release concerning the report; the following is an excerpt:
Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 1, 2008 -- LegalView, the number one legal resource for everything and anything legal on the Web, recently notified mesothelioma information blog readers of the import of thousands of tons of asbestos being used in products such as cement, packing materials, and roofing products, as well as in an array of other materials. The information was derived from a 2005 U.S. Geological Survey report on asbestos that has been highly attributed to be the cause of an incurable form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma.
Asbestos is a mineral that has been in use for nearly 3,000 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It has been used in an array of products but became widely mined and used during the 19th and well into the 20th century. It was considered an inexpensive and fire-retardant material that could be used in the construction industry especially as insulation for homes, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, universities, offices and government buildings. However, the use of the material was linked to a severe form of lung cancer that remains dormant for years in a victim upon initial exposure to asbestos. After symptoms become present, sometimes nearly 20 or 30 years after exposure to asbestos, the victim's health rapidly declines and inevitably leads to a painful death, as there is no cure for the cancer.
Those suffering from mesothelioma can use the LegalView mesothelioma information portal to better understand the condition as well as how to protect them from asbestos exposure. Victims of mesothelioma can seek out relief from expensive medical bills by contacting a mesothelioma law firm that employs a experienced mesothelioma lawyers, who can assist in retrieving monetary compensation for the disease through a potential mesothelioma lawsuit.