Monday, December 19, 2011

Mass Asbestos Exposure in Fort Worth in 2007

That's right, according to a study reported in the Fort Worth Star Telegram a controlled demolition of a building in Fort Worth using a new "wet" process instead of removing the asbestos before demolition exposed workers and others to respirable asbestos.  People can have limited exposure to asbestos and then develop cancer decades later.  And this happened not in 1957 or 1967 but, in the 21st century in 2007.

In other news, Fort Worth is also putting lead back into all paint used in schools and is also putting mercury directly into its water supply.