Though the government now heavily regulates worksites where asbestos is present, many asbestos companies fail to take the necessary steps to protect their employees from asbestos inhalation. Because of this, the threat of asbestos cancer remains a serious concern among many occupations.
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What’s the problem?
Because low levels of asbestos are present in the air, water, and soil, everyone is exposed to asbestos at some time during their life. In most cases, however, people do not develop illnesses from their exposure. Asbestos diseases, such as asbestosis or pleural plaques – or even the more fatal forms of asbestos cancer such as lung cancer or mesothelioma – usually occur in people who work directly with the material or who are exposed to it on a regular, prolonged, or substantial basis.
What follows are some of the occupations of individuals who are exposed to high levels of asbestos on a daily basis and may be at risk for developing mesothelioma cancer:
- Pipe Fitters
- Shipyard workers
- Power plant workers
- Demolition workers
- Railroad workers
- Steel mills workers
- Plumbers, maintenance workers
- Drywallers, plasterers, painters
- School teachers
In addition to people who worked with asbestos either directly or indirectly, workers’ families and other household contacts were also at risk in the past. Before strict industrial hygiene rules were put in place, asbestos workers went home covered in asbestos dust; family and household members were then exposed via inhalation of the dust from workers’ skin, hair, and clothing, and during laundering of contaminated work clothes. Studies have shown increased rates of asbestos-related illnesses and deaths in the household contacts of asbestos workers.
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