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If You Think You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos, Do This

Here in Louisiana we have a number of industries that have exposed workers to asbestos for years, and still do— including: shipbuilding, offshore drilling, oil refineries, construction, and power plants. But it’s not just jobs that pose an asbestos danger to many Louisianans. Even our weather can cause asbestos exposure. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the clean-up exposed many people throughout New Orleans area to asbestos. An Old Risk and a New Risk While we commonly think of asbestos exposure as a danger of the past when it was heavily used in the 1930s to the 1970s, unfortunately asbestos still lingers in...

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