Asbestos falls onto Garden Ice (Update: Garden all clear)
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11-03-2010, 02:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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This really struck a nerve with me. My dad suffered from Asbestosis (which did not progress Mesothelioma) for the last 25 years of his life. I have one of his final chest X-Rays--the damage is obvious. He was a shipyard worker who was exposed to Asbestos for several years for 8 hours a day. He died almost exactly 7 years ago. He shared the following thoughts with me (
please keep in mind they are my late father's opinions
) during his life.
The tobacco companies had better lawyers. They were at least as much to blame for damage than the asbestos manufacturers. According to his respiratory specialist, there is an extremely big correlation among mesothelioma and asbestos exposure
smoking (If I understand
its a factor of
7 or 8 higher
than smoking and asbestos added together). The tobacco companies just had better lawyers. My dad was convince that he didn't get Mesothelioma becuase he stopped smoking about the same time he was exposed to asbestos.
The lawyers got about 40% of all the settlements.
It sucks having to constantly think about exhaling. The last few months before he went into the hospital he had to do this. Spent the last few months of his life on a respirator.
A lot of money was wasted doing remediation, when all that needed to be done was to just seal it up and leave the stuff the hell alone.
My apologies for the emotional rant.
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