Are Kansas Prison Workers at Risk for Mesothelioma?
The Kansas department of corrections is coming under fire from the EPA for being unable to show they protected workers during an asbestos removal project in 2005 – a project that could have put them at risk for mesothelioma. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that inmates and former employees took part in the project, which involved grinding up and removing asbestos floor tiles and insulation in one of the dormitories. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other cancers and the EPA has strict guidelines for its proper removal. The corrections department appears to have followed those guidelines for asbestos removal projects in 2007, 2008, and 2009, using qualified abatement professionals and taking the recommended steps to protect … Continue reading Are Kansas Prison Workers at Risk for Mesothelioma?