Baron & Budd, P.C.: FAQ of Asbestos

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Baron Budd has been representing asbestos sufferers and their families for more than 30 years. This article continues the firm’s primer on asbestos. Q: Can I remove asbestos from my home myself? In short, it is not recommended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates most types of asbestos remediation using standards based on the type of structure involved and the concentration of asbestos present. Only a certified asbestos contractor should conduct the removal of regulated asbestos installations. Q: Should asbestos always be removed? No, removal of asbestos can be dangerous and should be done only if necessary. Asbestos that is in good condition and unlikely to be disturbed should be left alone because it is unlikely to release fibers into the air. For pipes with asbestos insulation, repair of the insulation is often the best choice. By enclosing the asbestos in another material, it will continue to insulate the pipes without the risk of releasing fibers. Q: What is the correct procedure for having asbestos removed? This varies depending on where the asbestos is located, what the concentration is, and the condition of the material. It is best to consult a local asbestos contractor. Q: When did the health effects of asbestos become known? Thousands of years ago, the Romans knew that slaves working in asbestos mines were likely to develop lung complications and die at a young age. Roman author Pliny the Elder, who lived in the first century AD, even suggested slaves be given face masks to prevent breathing in the dust. However, asbestos continued to be used in clothing, suits of armor, and even tablecloths. It was only in the early 20th century that the specific ailments caused by asbestos were identified and still later that the material was regulated. Baron Budd, P.C. works closely with clients to pursue monetary compensation for their harms. Since Baron Budd, P.C. is a plaintiffs’ law firm and works on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to the client upfront, and the firm only gets paid when the attorneys achieve a successful outcome for the client. Baron Budd has been representing asbestos sufferers and their families for more than 30 years. About Author:- This article is based on Jim’s extensive research on mesothelioma and asbestos; though he is not an expert in this particular field, he keeps up to date on what mesothelioma lawyers such as Baron and Budd are doing to fight asbestos. Additionally, he regularly follows asbestos developments at www.mesotheliomanews.com. Share Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut share via Reddit Share on identica Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser
 
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