LegalView Reports Government Push for Decreased Regulation of Occupational Toxic Hazards

LegalView recently alerted mesothelioma blog readers of a last-minute government push by the Bush administration to implement rules that would make it more difficult to regulate occupational toxic hazards among employees. The rule is supported by business groups but is opposed by President-elect Barack Obama.

Denver, CO, December 17, 2008 --( LegalView, the most comprehensive resource for everything and anything legal on the Web, recently informed mesothelioma information blog readers of a last-minute Bush administration push to decrease regulation of occupational toxic hazards by making it more difficult "for government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the job," according to an International Herald Tribune article from November 30. The article also reported that the rule, if implemented, would add an extra step to the gathering and analyzation process of "'industry-by-industry evidence' of employees' exposure to it during their working lives."

One of the most severe occupational toxic hazards, asbestos has been associated with an incurable form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. Asbestos, which is mined from vermiculite, was once heavily used by the construction industry. While its use was banned during the 1970s and 1980s, asbestos is still used in an array of products across the country and around the world, possibly endangering those working in the construction, shipyard, naval industries and so on.

Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for the development of mesothelioma and may require the administration of mesothelioma treatments such as chemotherapy or surgery. Additionally, it may be necessary to discuss the potential development of a mesothelioma lawsuit with an experienced mesothelioma law firm that can provide access to legal consultation from a knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyer.

Mesothelioma cancer is becoming more prevalent in today's society, according to a number of news reports, as many of those who were exposed to asbestos 10 to 30 years ago are now showing signs of the cancer, which remains dormant during for decades. However, by the time symptoms of the disease are revealed, the outcome of a mesothelioma diagnosis is often grim. Because of the fatal condition of a mesothelioma diagnosis it may be important for a victim to speak to a physician on the potential for increasing life expectancy after a mesothelioma diagnosis occurs.

In addition to providing information on mesothelioma law, LegalView also offers a variety of other legal topics ranging from the latest on controversial prescription drugs, such as Avandia and Byetta, to recent news and jury verdict updates on truck accidents, which are often deemed the most fatal and costly of all vehicular accidents.

Both Avandia and Byetta are type 2 diabetes drugs that have been associated with severe side effects. Avandia, from GlaxoSmithKline, has been linked to increased risk of bone fractures as well as the development of heart failure. Byetta on the other hand has been associated with the onset of pancreatitis among patients. To learn more about the Avandia side effects or the Byetta risks, it may be necessary to speak with an experienced pharmaceutical attorney.

Additionally, by consulting a truck accident lawyer on the dangers of heavy truck accidents, a victim may be able to receive monetary compensation for injuries that may have derived from such an accident. To learn more, visit the LegalView legal library at

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Katie Kelley