Monday, August 15, 2011

Who does it affect?

People believed to be in the high risk category for getting mesothelioma are those who were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis (six months or more) while on the job. Among the list of occupations closely linked to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are:
  • Military veterans (especially the U.S. Navy)
  • Construction workers
  • Demolition or renovation crews
  • Auto mechanics
  • Insulators
  • Shipyard workers
  • Asbestos mine workers or millers
  • Boiler workers
  • Asbestos manufacturing plant workers
People who remember handling asbestos or asbestos-like materials, or those who recall being exposed to thick clouds of asbestos-containing dust while on the job, are at a higher risk for developing mesothelioma.

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