Posted on November 11, 2013
Tomorrow, ADAO joins in the celebration of Veterans Day, to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We are deeply saddened by the numbers of veterans who have been exposed to asbestos. The Department of Veteran Affairs lists the following occupations where veterans may have been exposed: “mining, milling, shipyard work, insulation work, demolition of old buildings, carpentry and construction, manufacturing and installation of products such as flooring and roofing.” In addition, “veterans who served in Iraq and other countries in that region could have been exposed to asbestos when older buildings were damaged and the contaminant released into the air.” If you or a loved one thinks that you might have been exposed to asbestos while in the military, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator. For more information, visit Military Exposures, Asbestos Public Health.
Today, and every day, when you see members of our Armed Forces, speak up and thank them for their service.
Linda Reinstein Social Networks