Getting sick due to the place in which you work is unconscionable. Asbestos-related illnesses have become more prevalent lately, especially in Pennsylvania. Asbestos is a substance that occurs naturally in the environment and is usually in bundles of fiber that can be separated into thin durable threads. They are fire resistant and heat resistant and that makes them useful in many industries. They also don't conduct electricity.
Sounds great, right? Not so great if you are exposed to this mineral. If these fibers are disturbed at all, the tiny fibers can be released in the air and can be breathed in by people. When they are breathed in, they get trapped in your lungs and other places in your body and stay there for quite a while.