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Asbestos / Prevention

The EPA estimates that asbestos is still present in tens of millions of homes, government buildings, schools, and has also been found naturally-occurring in the soil in several locations in the United States, sometimes in very close proximity to inhabited areas. According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an estimated 1.3 million construction employees continue to be occupationally exposed to asbestos. When disturbed, asbestos particles become airborne and are easily inhaled. No amount of exposure is deemed safe.

In the United States, many workers in a number of industries and occupations, their families, and even people with no history of occupational exposure were exposed and continue to be exposed to asbestos.

As part of the Meso Foundation’s mission, we want to eliminate harmful exposures and extinguish fears of diseases related to asbestos, including mesothelioma. By uniting globally with top experts, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation strives to be the leader in mesothelioma prevention, taking one additional step towards eradicating this disease.

About Asbestos

Asbestos Fiber

Our Position on Asbestos
What is Asbestos?
Common Traits of Asbestos
Other Minerals Linked to Mesothelioma
History of Asbestos

The Danger of Asbestos

Asbestos Hazard

Why is Asbestos Dangerous?
Asbestos in the Home

Who Is At Risk?

Mechanical, Construction, and Shipbuilding Industries
Secondary Exposure
Asbestos in Offices, Schools, Businesses, and Homes
Asbestos Exposure in Veterans
Asbestos Exposure from 9/11

Our Prevention Program

Asbestos Education

The Importance of Prevention and Prevention Education
What We Do
How We Do It