Killer Asbestos | Lisa R. Petty

September 10, 2014 6:09 PM

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Killer Asbestos | Lisa R. Petty

When most people hear the word asbestos, they think of lead paint, yellow Formica counter tops, Happy Days lunch boxes, and children riding bikes without helmets. Asbestos is thought to be a thing that died years ago. Most folks live their lives without ever worrying about asbestos exposure and the horrible disease associated with it, mesothelioma. Those people would be shocked to learn that asbestos is still around and still a threat. Just ask Heather, a woman who continues to battle cancer because of it.

Back in the day, asbestos was used in A LOT of things. Your average person came into contact with it as building insulation. It was used in homes and businesses everywhere, and it was especially helpful for insulating skyscrapers. At one time, asbestos was even used in clothes. Like a lot of product...

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