Mesothelioma Patient: More Help Needed to Prevent Asbestos Exposure
Considering thousands of buildings, including homes and schools, still contain asbestos today, more needs to be done to ensure that people can afford the cost of its removal. Seeing a several thousand dollar expense can be too much for many families, and cause many to either ignore the problem or attempt to handle it themselves. This will ultimately only bring more suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, as anyone living or even visiting these homes could face exposure.
While the Environmental Protection Agency continues to evaluate asbestos and hopefully move toward a ban, the country also needs to consider what the ban may lack. Unless the agency comes up with some method or plan for removing legacy uses, including in private residences, the dangers of asbestos will never truly disappear. Providing more funding for asbestos abatement, like the programs available for lead removal, can help prevent exposures and eliminate the dangers of asbestos.