Former Stone & Webster Employees Should Keep a Close Eye on Their Health
Nearly 80% of asbestos victims were exposed to this carcinogenic mineral in the workplace during the last century, when it was widely prevalent in dozens of industries. Because asbestos is very resistant to high temperatures and durable, it has been present in over 5,000 consumer products manufactured by approximately 200 companies throughout the U.S. Specializing in engineering and construction, Stone & Webster was one of the companies which would constantly and knowingly endanger the lives of their workers, who were not provided with adequate protective equipment during the job. Consequently, they would regularly inhale and ingest asbestos fibers for hours on end.
Anyone who was a Stone & Webster employee before the 1980s should pay close attention to their health and undergo periodical screenings to check the state of their lungs, the most susceptible organs to be affected by occupational asbestos exposure. The most common symptoms of pulmonary disease include difficulty breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, and unexplained weight loss. Whether you experience some of these symptoms or not, we highly recommend you visit a specialist annually. Furthermore, if you worked at Stone & Webster, our medical experts can thoroughly examine your chest X-rays free of charge to see if asbestos fibers have caused damage to your lungs.
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