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Working with Asbestos

With an estimated 5,000 products that contain asbestos, asbestos is present in buildings, cars, factories, ships and houses. It is commonly accepted that asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma and lung cancer.

While some, but not all, uses for asbestos were banned in the mid-1970’s, the risk from exposure continues today due to mesothelioma’s long latency (inactive) period of anywhere between 15 to 60 years. Today, asbestos continues to be a threat to workers exposed through their occupations, and in buildings and homes.

Asbestos fibers are so toxic, that industrial and trade worker’s families may be exposed to mesothelioma through particles that cling to the worker’s clothing, shoes, skin and hair. This type of “second-hand” exposure to asbestos is known as para-occupational exposure.

Asbestos disease are found in people that worked with asbestos.

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Learn more about asbestos exposure by learning which products contained this mineral.

Here is a partial list of asbestos containing products.

Workers in the following occupations have a risk for asbestos exposure: