Municipal Government

Asbestos Dangers

May 2, 2012
By Sarah Anderson, CWA Communications Director

The past frequency of asbestos exposure in unionized professions such as the CWA, highlights the need to acknowledge this threat; which can lie dormant for 20 to 50 years. Asbestos exposure leads to mesothelioma, a lethal cancer without cure. Its past popularity as an insulator means it found use in hundreds of industrial applications throughout offices and factories. Furthermore, evidence suggests many employers knew of the risks of asbestos, which has been used for thousands of years, yet chose not to warn workers or provide proper safety equipment.

Unfortunately a lot of asbestos exposure can lead to this deadly disease which has no cure. Please visit and lets work together to help raise awareness of this deadly fiber. 

May 2, 2012

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