The School Board has ruled that asbestos will be removed from the Decorah High School roof areas by
Affordable Hazards Inc. over winter break.

Affordable Hazards Inc., had the lowest bid for the work, at $10,308 and has won all the asbestos removal bids for the high school’s renovation project.

The first task will be removing asbestos from the roof of the first-floor language arts classrooms, hallway, and two coaches’ offices. The first and second floor will be tackled this summer.

The school also plans to renovate the gymnasium so it can be ready in time for graduation. The gym will also be used for classes, which will be separated by a curtain. Demolition of the current gym will begin this sprint.

The three-phase project is expected to be completed in 2013.

Asbestos is a major concern because if the mineral’s dust particles are released, they can be breathed in by students, teachers and other personnel, leading to several diseases. One of the worst illnesses associated with asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart and chest.

Mesothelioma can take up to 50 years to develop, making it extremely difficult to both diagnose and treat. Symptoms may not even be alarming enough to lead a victim to seek medical attention. Usually, mesothelioma cases are brought to the attention of medical professionals when it is too late. Although there are treatments for mesothelioma, there is currently no cure.

If you or a loved one are struggling with this asbestos-related disease, you are entitled to seek help. Turn to a leading mesothelioma lawyer for assistance right away to fight for your rights as an asbestos victim. With the help of a top paralegal, your case will end with the best possible outcome.

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