Money Drives Continued Use Of Asbestos With No End In Sight
Editor: Brandon West
Profession: Brayton Purcell LLP
February 16, 2007
By Brandon Smith
Category: Asbestos and Mesothelioma
If you think asbestos and the deadly disease of mesothelioma is a thing of the past you better think again. Yes it would make perfect sense that no one in the United States would still use the deadly fiber but many industries both here and abroad still refuse to use other safer alternatives. Why would any company or facility use asbestos containing products in this day and time knowing full well what its deadly effects are (mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung scarring, respiratory problems, etc.)? The answer is really quite simple: money. It is still much cheaper material to use for a varity of reasons which is the only reason many corporations and entities need to justify their answer. They do not care what it does to its employees and/or the deadly effects it can have on their loved ones. It is a shame in this day and time that this is the case but for those of us who deal with companies and manufacturers on a regular basis, I can not say that it surprises me. Dr. Barry I Castleman, one of the world's formost experts on asbestos, discusses his thoughts on the continued use of asbestos here.
TrackBack URL for this entry: