Asbestos.com – A recent report has been released about people living near an abandoned asbestos mine in Colchester, Vermont are at higher risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.
The old asbestos mine near Eden and Lowell has been tagged with a health warning from the state due to possible risks of asbestos exposure. The state has warned local residents to stay away from the area to avoid airborne asbestos particles near the mine.
According to many records of patients live near abandoned asbestos mine and certificates of dead people lived in town far from abandoned asbestos 10 miles, scientists found that there is a statistically significant increase in the risk of developing lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma for people in these areas.
In addition, ATV-owners often use the site for recreational purposes, which is an activity that can potentially disturb asbestos fibers in the ground.
Linda Elliot of the Department of Environmental Conservation, said that officials are now trying to determine whether asbestos tailings from the mine have ever been used by the public or by commercial entities, as fill for driveways, on roads, construction sites, or in any other way.
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