Asbestos Is More Common In Your Daily Life Than You May Think

Asbestos Is More Common In Your Daily Life Than You May Think


Most people think that asbestos is a problem
that we solved as a country back in the sixties and seventies but the truth is the United
States is still importing asbestos as of this very day, and in fact, the current administration
has actually loosened the rules on the use of asbestos here in the United States and
as a result of our continued use of this deadly product, we still are seeing people develop
lung cancers from exposure to asbestos. Joining me now to talk about this is Scott
Hardy with Top Class Actions, and Scott, this is a big deal because this is one, I think,
again, people thought this was done. Right? You know, we see the asbestos commercials
on TV, if you or a loved one meso, we thought, okay, well yeah, that’s probably just the
older generation still just now developing it. But no, this is something that’s happening
still today. New diagnoses in people, you know, post seventies,
right? Right. Yeah, it’s, it’s surprising because just like
you said, most people think that, oh, well you had, you had the shipyards that, that
was a very common source for people getting exposed to asbestos and suffering from mesothelioma. And now that those have been shut down and
all of the brake pad plant’s have been shut down, how is it still around? Well, as you said, we’re still importing massive
amounts of asbestos and we’re seeing that asbestos in, in everything still from old
houses that are being torn down to talc. Talc has been linked to mesothelioma. You know, just the actual talcum powder that
you put to, to stay dry and smell good. You still have the, asbestos has also been
linked in cosmetics. And so, you know, we’re, we’re finding this
nefarious ingredient which is causing lung cancer in people along with meso, mesothelioma,
in products that you would think are, are, are harmless. And, you know, you brought up a good point
there, the, the cosmetics. You know, we, we typically understand that,
yes, we, we’ve got a lot of high-rises here in this country. A lot of buildings that were made with asbestos,
they haven’t necessarily removed it all yet. We saw the big incident, obviously after 9/11
the twin towers came down, a ton of asbestos was released, but the makeup, that’s not necessarily
something where you would think you would find asbestos. What more can you tell us about that? Because that, yeah, that’s a pretty big deal. May, it goes on your face, you’re breathing
it in. This is something that could have very serious
consequences. Right. Well, we had recently a large recall or an
advisory by the federal drug administration, the FDA regarding Beauty Plus Global and Claire’s
Stores makeup. And of course Claire’s Stores, that’s where
you take your, your girls, if you have them to shop for makeup, get pretty earrings. It’s a very, very popular store. So it was shocking when we found out that
Claire’s Stores was selling makeup that had asbestos in it. So if you have any makeup by, from Claire’s,
I would highly advise you contact the store, see if you get a refund and throw it out because
you know it’s, it’s dangerous. We don’t need to be exposing our children
to asbestos. And if you have any kind of symptoms of lung
cancer, coughing, wheezing, that kind of thing, go and see a doctor. A big problem that we see with lung cancer
is that people get diagnosed late because they sit there, they say, oh, it might be
a little walking pneumonia. Oh, it might be a chest congestion. It’s not a big deal, but you have to stay
on top of it. And if you do have lung cancer, then you want
to take a look at what may have caused it. Even if you smoked, if you were exposed to
asbestos, you may still qualify to file an asbestos related lung cancer case. Most of the people who are filing asbestos
lung cancer cases smoked. So don’t think that precludes you from being
able to successfully file a case. Well, and that’s really interesting too because
you have the companies out there that are actually trying to use that as the argument,
you know, trying to pin it on, pin it on the other industry. Say no, no, no, no, no, your lung cancer,
it’s not from all of the asbestos you breathed in, it’s because of the cigarettes. You know, that’s tobacco litigation. You need to go sue them, don’t sue us. When in reality, it’s actually fairly, I don’t
want to say fairly easy, but it’s not that complicated for doctors depending on what
kind of lung cancer it is and what they find in the tumors, they can pretty much tell the
difference between a mesothelioma and a typical tobacco lung cancer case. Exactly, because, you know, there are a number
of different lung cancers and some of those qualify. You don’t have to be diagnosed with mesothelioma
to qualify to file an asbestos case. And that’s very important to keep in mind. Mesothelioma is very rare, but you know, just
because you were exposed to asbestos, you may still get lung cancer because of it. And so that’s how you want to be able to take
a look and see if there is a tie between your lung cancer and any asbestos exposure that
you may have had. So you never preclude that and, you know,
just because you didn’t get mesothelioma, don’t say, I’m not going to go ahead and file
a case. No, look into it. This is money for your family that you want
to leave them with. So exhaust all your options before you say,
no, I can’t file a case. Absolutely. For more information about this issue, please
follow the links in the description of this video, head on over to Top Class Actions. They’ve got all the information you could
possibly need on this particular subject and while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe
to their weekly newsletter. Scott Hardy with Top Class Actions. Thank you very much for talking with us today. You’re welcome. Thanks for your time, Farron.

22 thoughts on “Asbestos Is More Common In Your Daily Life Than You May Think

  1. Cousin has asbestos scars in one of his lungs.. His doctor and the radiology doctor doesn't appear to seem concerned, as it's not a problem.. yet. He was exposed 35years ago in helping setup retail stores.

  2. Asbestos is horrible my house is full of it and we can't do any kind of renovations because of the asbestos. The blunder of letting asbestos in consumer products is a tragedy and has lead to a massive drop in house prices across the country and has caused the death of thousands. Altogether its negative affects are in the tens to hundreds of billions, but you can't put a price on human life.

  3. Asbestos should be banned entirely due to mesothelioma. It just goes to show how dysfunctional our government is when it can’t ban something that’s obviously dangerous. I’ve seen reports that it’s been found in cosmetics, which is another thing that needs way more regulation.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/asbestos-in-makeup-claires-beauty-plus-global-fda/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/opinion/asbestos-epa-trump.amp.html

  4. Not surprised the asbestos imports have increased with Trump. His pal Larry Silverstein made billions from the inside job 9/11. The removal of asbestos from the towers was so astronomically high, they had to come down. Guess what, they did, and now thousands are infected with the asbestos from Larry Silversteins trash. One premium payment on the towers insurance and larry made billions. Don't you love how stupid people are believing it was anybody but the wealthy treasonous rich crooks that planned 9/11. Research before replying.

  5. drumpf made it ok to use again. Couldn't have anything to do with his bffs, the Russians, the largest asbestos makers are using his fat orange mug on their export crates and he's getting paid for it?

    The World Trade Center were lined about halfway up with it, the ban came in at that point so they left was was already there. This is the shit you see them wearing Haz-Mat suits to remove as much as they can before demolishing a building for fear of creating a cloud of the stuff–just like the one that hovered over ground zero in Manhattan.

  6. The world’s largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump’s image! google "trump branded asbestos" for pics.

  7. There are four forms of asbestos, only one of them is dangerous, mearschaum tobacco pipes are made from one form, it is safe, smoking is not,( I have have been a smoker).

  8. Don't we have the same problem with lead and arsenic? Companies put it in products and call it a "trade secret" so they don't have to list it in the ingredients?

  9. The asbestos in the foundation Trump uses doesn't just make him look like a dried-out pringle, It might be doing this nation a service

  10. I remember reading something about hidden chemicals in makeup that are directly linked to women getting breast cancer at a higher rate today than they did back in the 1930s and 40s. I don't recall all the chemicals listed, but arsenic and formaldehyde were among them. The article I'm remembering was from 2003.

  11. Back in the 60s and 70s I used to machine asbestos, it was in my hair, nose, mouth and everywhere else. Imagine how I feel when I cough. As for makeup, You don't want your lipstick bursting into flames do you?

  12. Use clean non toxic beauty items, people…. there is lead in normal lipsticks. Lead. Again: lead. Use clean beauty. Away with the big brands. They don’t care if you die.

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