Former International Paper Company Employees Need to Pay Close Attention to Their Health
Paper milling operations, such as pulping, involve high temperatures. Asbestos was used to insulate many areas in the workplace, because of its ability to withstand high temperatures, to fireproof and add durability to certain components found in machinery used for various operations. As paper mills represented a risk for potential fires to spread easily, flooring, walls, roofing, insulation and many other materials contained asbestos. Working in a contaminated environment, has put many employees at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.
Diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, can take a long time to develop and start showing sings. When asbestos is tempered with, it releases microscopic fibers into the air that can be inhaled or ingested. These fibers get trapped in the lungs, and over time, lead to serious diseases such as the ones mentioned above. In order to catch any signs early on, we strongly recommend that you do regular check-ups on your lungs. We offer screenings free of charge for former employees of International Paper Company. Our team of specialists can examine your latest X-ray and determine whether or not there is cause for concern. Contact us in order to learn more information.
Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening