Where is Asbestos Exposure Most Common?
Asbestos fibers, though naturally derived, are extremely dangerous and can lead to several serious medical conditions, including mesothelioma cancer. Asbestos exposure is no laughing matter, which is why it’s crucial to find out where people are most often exposed to these deadly fibers.
Over the years, people have developed asbestos-related diseases through a variety of ways, whether through their workplace, their home, their nearby living environment, or through the use of products that contain asbestos. In order to protect yourself from potential exposure, make sure you know how exposure commonly happens.
Asbestos exposure often occurs in the following environments:
- Metal workshops
- Construction sites
- Power plants
- Oil refineries
- Chemical plants
- Boiler Rooms
- Machine shops
Anyone who works in any of these environments or lives in close proximity to them could be at risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos was commonly used in construction materials for decades, which is why buildings, residential properties, and workshops that were constructed between 1950-1990 could contain substantial amounts of asbestos. And, when these materials are stirred up, anyone in the vicinity is at risk of inhaling deadly asbestos fibers.
In addition to the above-listed areas, certain professions are more likely to endanger workers. Firefighters, metal workers, plumbers, electricians, air conditioning workers, contractors, machinists, and pipefitters are all extremely likely to come into contact with asbestos on a regular basis.
If you were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you believe asbestos exposure might have played a part in your condition, you have a right to pursue legal action. Contact our firm and find out if you have a case.
Shrader & Associates L.L.P. is available to speak with you about your potential mesothelioma claim.