Is It True That Florida Ranks As Having Large Amounts Of Asbestos Throughout Our Communities And Schools?

Asbestos is a compilation of natural minerals which have been treated with chemicals that are used in certain products. Unfortunately, it has proven to cause various diseases and cancers in the lungs and organs. Not necessarily uncommon, asbestos is also known to cause mesothelioma and death. Asbestos is used for insulation, building materials, fire retardants, and yes, even in schools!

According to the Mesothelioma Center, Florida received almost 110,000 tons of asbestos, shipped from Libby, Montana. Many Florida cities such as Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Tampa, Pompano Beach, and St. Petersburg have processed the asbestos and hundreds of Florida structures harbor these life threatening materials.  Products need to only contain one percent in order to have the asbestos warning label slapped upside the product. The obvious issue is, of course, that not all consumers and citizens are properly notified.

Most often, individuals don’t develop symptoms of asbestos disease and illness for decades, sometimes up to 20 or 30 years. If you suspect a loved one may be suffering from asbestos in Florida, it is vital to contact an attorney who can properly investigate your claim. Contact the offices of David Benenfeld for help filing your claims.