• What Does Asbestos Look Like? : Avoid Mesothelioma Cancer After Sandy
  • December 10, 2012 | Author: Herbert Orlandah Phillips
  • Law Firm: Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. - New York Office
  • Asbestos causes mesothelioma cancer. The best mesothelioma treatment is to avoid exposure alltogether. When Hurricane Sandy swept through the Northeast she created a longterm health risk to those who cleanup in buildings containing asbestos. The rule of thumb is that any building erected before 1980 most likely contains asbestos. So how can a volunteer get answers to questions like, "What does asbestos look like?" That is a tough one. There are thousands of asbestos containining building and insulation materials.

    We sat down with a top asbestos safety professional and compiled the clips at http://www.sandysafety.com

    Mark Drozdov is an asbestos safety professional. He is VP of Creative Environmental Solutions, one of New York City's most regarded environmental and safety consultants. Here is a link to a page of Hurricane Sandy recovery resources maintained by CES: http://www.cescenter.com/resources

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy it is likely that many will be exposed to cancer causing asbestos. Please take care to understand the risks and the nature of asbestos containing materials in construction prior to 1980.

    Here are some basic guidelines for addressing potential asbestos risks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NiX6k2P744

    You can visit the EPA "Asbestos in your home" page here: http://tinyurl.com/EPA5us