Asbestos Occupations

Asbestos Occupations

If you worked in one of the following trades or job occupations referenced below, it is likely that you were exposed to asbestos throughout the duration of your career. Additionally, if you were a family member of someone working in one of these occupations, you may have experienced second-hand exposure to asbestos. Both of these groups mentioned are at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma (asbestos cancer).

Workers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Click on each occupation below to learn more about how exposure may have occurred:

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July 28, 2016
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Asbestos in Older Homes

“Asbestos has been used for thousands of years in textiles and construction, due to its impressive resistance to heat, fire and moisture. Then, in the late 1800s, it became common to use asbestos in housing, as insulation, floor tiles, and other products. These practices continued into the 1980s, and such homes are still standing today. For those considering purchasing or renovating a house built before 1990, there is always the risk of asbestos in various parts of the home. Though usually innocuous if left undisturbed, when doing renovations it is important to know what to look for, and how to safely deal with any asbestos found in the process.”