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Asbestos

Should You Worry About Asbestos in Your Makeup?

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Friday, September 23, 2020. You might have heard the recent story about a mother who sent her daughter’s makeup in for testing and it reportedly contained asbestos. This can be a scary thought not only about children’s products, but about health and beauty products in general. What are the chances that Missouri residents might find a harmful ingredient like asbestos in their everyday items? According to the news story, the girls’ accessories and cosmetics chain Claire’s recalled nine products nationwide after learning about the asbestos claim. However, additional testing conducted by the store led to Claire’s officials assuring consumers that its cosmetics are asbestos-free. Additionally, they said a certified asbestos-free vendor supplies the talcum used in their products. They [...]

2020-12-02T16:00:21+00:00September 23, 2020|Asbestos|

Asbestos: Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Thursday, September 12, 2020. Although the rate of asbestos-filled residences has declined over the last few decades, many people still suffer from its presence. According to Asbestos Nation, anywhere between 12,000 and 15,000 die as a result of asbestos exposure in the United States every year. Asbestos can lead to a number of health problems, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Anyone who owns a rental property needs to take care of any instances of asbestos before renting out to tenants. There are steps both landlords and tenants can take to ensure the house or apartment remains habitable. Steps for landlords to take Landlords should avoid renting out properties that have asbestos. However, the law may not necessarily require landlords [...]

2020-12-02T15:54:04+00:00September 12, 2020|Asbestos|

What To Do After Buying a House With Asbestos

On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Monday, February 17, 2020. Asbestos is a common material that contractors used in building construction for several decades. It was primarily used throughout the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Asbestos is typically found in painting products that contractors used until 1977. Researchers have linked asbestos to several significant health problems, such as mesothelioma, so homeowners should stay away from it at all costs. However, it is not uncommon for people to buy a house and discover later the house contains asbestos. There are steps to take to ensure this does not happen and recover damages in case it does. Always conduct a test before buying a building People searching for a new house to buy should conduct a thorough examination beforehand. This is particularly important [...]

2020-12-02T15:56:37+00:00February 17, 2020|Asbestos|
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