Toxic asbestos - Should you be making a claim? launch a new web site providing comprehensive information and advice when it comes to finding out about asbestos exposure and making a legal claim.

Asbestos is a very dangerous material. Inhaling airborne asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

There are many sources of asbestos exposure and unfortunately many people are exposed to asbestos without realising either at work or at home. If you have been exposed to asbestos at work you may have been a victim of negligence and you may have a legal claim against the company that permitted your exposure or even the company that manufactured the asbestos for use in the product.

Lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma are the most common forms of illness following exposure to asbestos and if you think that you may have been exposed that you may have the right to make a legal claim.

Obviously the risk of toxic exposure is greatest amongst the people who have worked in industries and workplaces in which asbestos products were used. For example ship building, general building and demolition work, even for only weeks or months means that you may have increased the risk of developing mesothelioma. If you currently work in any related industry you should always make sure you tell your healthcare insurance provider.

A spokesman for said "As long as materials containing asbestos are not scraped or cut; disturbed in any way the asbestos fibers are far less likely to become exposed and airbourne so therefore the risk of inhalation is low."

"If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer and you believe that the cause of your illness could be as a result of exposure to asbestos you may have the right to make a legal claim. Contact us at immediately for a no obligation, private conversation."