Two men from upstate New York have been sentenced to prison over asbestos violations, according to a recent report. The men were charged after being found to have been involved in an asbestos removal scam, which apparently began in 2005. The scam involved the fraudulent removal and disposal of asbestos.

The two men, John Wood, 57, and Curtis Collins, 50, were accused of involvement in criminal activity, and amongst the activities that they are said to have been engaged in was falsifying air quality tests. This was to conceal the fact that the asbestos had not been properly removed or disposed of.

Both men were accused of being involved in the illegal procedures, which resulted in asbestos dust and fibers being released into areas where they could cause harm to others through asbestos exposure. It was claimed that a number of private residences had been contaminated through the procedures used by the two men.

Asbestos is a known carcinogenic, and there are strict regulations in place with regards to its removal and disposal. This is because exposure to airborne dust and fibers from asbestos can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory problems, scarring of the lungs, and a form of cancer known as mesothelioma.�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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