In the United States, anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 patients are diagnosed with mesothelioma and/or other asbestos-related illnesses. These numbers are frightening to anyone; however, the new students about to embark on their college careers at Texas State University may want to think twice before moving into the dorms.
Elliot Hall, a popular dormitory for students at Texas State University, is in the process of a safety overhaul. This safety measure involves the removal of asbestos within the building. Asbestos, a building material used frequently before 1980, has been found in the tiles from the Texas State University building.
While controversy exists over whether or not this asbestos is deemed dangerous for students residing in the building, health risks associated with asbestos exposure is widespread. Quite a few diseases exist in relation to asbestos and one of the most hazardous of them, mesothelioma, has students concerned over their safety.
Mesothelioma, sometimes referenced as asbestos cancer, is generally caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. As a noted aggressive cancer, the disease itself attacks the mesothelium, which is a two-layered membrane which shields and protects some of the most vital internal organs.
If you or a loved one have been experiencing symptoms related to mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, contact our mesothelioma attorneys at Gordon & Doner today.