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Children at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Children at Risk of Asbestos Exposure
Children at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

According to recent patterns discovered by the Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center (MAAC) the presence of asbestos in schools is becoming an increasingly concerning problem across the country.

Researchers believe that schools tend to have asbestos problems more often than other buildings since they are relatively older structures.

Recent Asbestos Violations

A high school in Indiana was recently found to be violating the federal asbestos code, posing a threat to students and faculty members.

According to the Indiana Department of Labor, since the school’s renovations to their science buildings, there have been severe violations of the Occupational Safety and Hazard Act.

Several schools in New York City have also reportedly been entangled in asbestos complications over the years.

City officials claim that the asbestos problems in New York City’s schools are due to the age of the buildings and lack of maintenance.

Ongoing Asbestos Problems

Studies have shown that an estimated 80 percent of buildings built before 1980 contained asbestos within their construction.

Asbestos was often used as insulation and fireproofing material before it was banned in the late 1970’s.

(Source: TransWorldNews)

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