Workers Exposed to Asbestos May Run the Risk of Developing Serious Diseases
Most often, asbestos use comes to mind when we think about the construction industry, automotive industry, power, and chemical plants or shipbuilding industry. But its use was more common than we’d actually think. Fisher Scientific, like many other manufacturers at the time, has used asbestos-containing products like safety equipment, furnaces, and ovens, electric cables that often had asbestos insulation and other types of equipment that would come in contact with high temperatures such as mats, pads, countertops, and hoods on furnaces.
Fisher Scientific’s use of asbestos was due to its properties of withstanding high temperatures and its fireproofing qualities, which were vital for manufacturers. Despite that, they have failed to warn their employees about the health risks of working in an asbestos-contaminated environment. Considering this, former employees of Fisher Scientific need to pay close attention to their health. Asbestos fibers trapped in the lungs can lead to serious diseases, which can take many years to start showing signs. We offer free screening for former employees who might be at risk. Contact us for any further information you might need.
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