Asbestos Illness And Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation
Exposure to unsafe levels of asbestos has been found in a variety of workplaces. Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was included in many industrial and consumer products in addition to being installed as fire-retardant insulation material in buildings across Pennsylvania and the United States.
Asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma up to 50 years after exposure.
– Mesothelioma Group
Asbestos is the only known cause of the deadly cancer called mesothelioma, says the Mesothelioma Group. Moreover, the workplace is by far the most common source of asbestos exposure, with about 70 to 80 percent of cases being work-related, according to the same source. Although manufacturers stopped producing asbestos products in the 1980’s, many people who worked around asbestos are still at risk.