Asbestos, one of the most recognized toxic chemicals used in the U.S. and abroad, kills an estimated 13,500-16,000 Americans each year*. Although Asbestos is known to cause an array of health issues, including lung cancer, asbestosis, asbestos pleural disease, and mesothelioma, but surprisingly the number of imported goods containing asbestos has actually increased in recent years.
In many areas of upstate New York business is booming, from the possibility of ‘Lego Land’ in Orange County to the new casino in Sullivan County, construction sites are and will continue to emerge throughout the state.
Tackling a DIY project is both fun and rewarding, but could it be dangerous? The short answer-yes. Inexperienced crafters, builders, and D.I.Y.ers should remember trained and experienced construction workers are hurt on the job every single day, often while working on seemingly basic tasks. So, before you DIY keep the following in mind: