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Berkeley, California

Asbestos Exposure in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley is a city of approximately 107,000 located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in California. Incorporated as a city in 1909, Berkeley is a diverse, modern municipality comprising residential, industrial, and commercial areas clustered around the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, the city's top employer. Other major employers include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and Bayer. Berkeley has a long tradition of social and political activism, and is known for being one of the most liberal cities in the United States.

Until the mid-19th century, Berkeley was mainly farms and ranchland, with some waterfront activity. In 1868, the first campus of the University of California was established at Berkeley. Railroads, streetcars, electricity and other modern conveniences quickly followed. In 1906, many refugees displaced by the Great San Francisco Earthquake relocated to Berkeley, beginning a population and manufacturing boom. In 1916, the Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company built a new factory to manufacture toilet soaps. The company eventually became Colgate-Palmolive following a series of mergers, and was active through most of the 20th century before ceasing operations in 1982. World War II brought an increase in war manufacturing and an influx of workers from the nearby Kaiser Shipyards. Population and manufacturing both began to decline in the 1970s, and many older companies, such as Durkee Famous Foods, Inc. and Spenger’s Fish Grotto, a favorite West Berkeley restaurant for more than a hundred years, have closed their doors. In recent decades, economic activity has shifted towards the fields of higher education, scientific research, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Berkeley's industrial past, combined with ongoing municipal and commercial construction place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos cancer and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Berkeley. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Berkeley.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Berkeley

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Berkeley where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Airco Temescal
  • Aircode Temescal Facilities
  • Alcan Metals Powders Company
  • Alta Bates Community Hospital - Webster & Regent Streets
  • Alta Bates Hospital
  • Animal Facility - 1101 5Th Street
  • Apartment House - 3110 College Avenue
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Power
  • Benda Tool & Model Works
  • Berkeley Forge & Tool
  • Berkeley High School
  • Berkeley Library - 774 Gragmont Avenue
  • Berkeley Public Health Building
  • California Farm Insurance Company
  • California Ink Company
  • California Packing Corp
  • California School For Deaf and Blind
  • Chriss Pay Less Plumbing Shop
  • City of Berkeley - Firehouse #1
  • Claremont Hotel Company
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Cutter Laboratories
  • Data Documents Incorporated
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Desoto Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Dreyers Ice Cream
  • Durkee Famous Foods
  • Dyma Industries
  • E.H. Morril Plumbing Company
  • Emerson Elementary School
  • First Savings - Shattuck Avenue & Center Street
  • Garfield Swim Center - Hopkins & Carlotta Streets
  • Golden Gate Fields (Race Track)
  • Golden Rich Dairy - Creamery
  • Great Western Savings & Loan
  • H. Mcclellan
  • Henderson Motors
  • Herrick Hospital
  • Herrick Memorial Hospital - 2001 Dwight Way
  • Hiller Foundation - 2736 Bancroft Way
  • Industrial Steel Tank
  • Joast Manufacturing Company
  • Kaiser Laboratories
  • Lewis & Mcdermott
  • Mannings Restaurant
  • Marina Restaurant - University Avenue
  • Marriott Inn
  • Mcdermott Insulation - 2Nd & Hanison
  • Metals Disintegrating Company
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Coast Incinerators
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone - Bancoft Station
  • Peet and Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company of California Ltd.
  • Private Office, Pres., Universityof California
  • Public Library - 1328 Alston Way
  • Pure Carbonic Inc
  • Refuse Disposal Company
  • S.K.S. Die Casting
  • Saint Joseph's Covent
  • Santa Fe Team Track
  • Sather Gate Parking
  • School For The Deaf- Vocational Education Building
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Sierra Sound Recording Studio (Alcatraz & Prince)
  • Soland Professional Building
  • Spengers Fish Grotto
  • Svenhards Bakery
  • Tenneco Heating Corporation
  • Theology College
  • Thompson Paint Company
  • Truitt & White Lumber Company
  • Tuttle Manufacturing
  • U.C. Berkeley - Ceramics Laboratory
  • Uc Berkeley
  • Uc Berkeley Admin Building
  • Uc Berkeley Auditorium
  • Uc Berkeley Barrows Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Beverton Building
  • Uc Berkeley Biochemistry Building
  • Uc Berkeley Boalt Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Chemistry Building
  • Uc Berkeley Cyclotron
  • Uc Berkeley Dorms
  • Uc Berkeley Earth Science Building
  • Uc Berkeley Etcheverry Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Latimer Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Lawrence Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Life Science Building
  • Uc Berkeley Math and Science Building
  • Uc Berkeley Mclaughlin Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Physics Building
  • Uc Berkeley Radiation Lab
  • Uc Berkeley Science Lab
  • Uc Berkeley Smith Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Warren Legal Center
  • Uc Berkeley Zellerbach Auditorium
  • United Artists Theatre
  • United Engineering & Foundry Company
  • University of California
  • University of California - Bancroft Way
  • University of California - Bio Chemistry Laboratory - Room 101
  • University of California - Corey Hall
  • University of California - Davis Hall
  • University of California - Doe Memorial Library
  • University of California - Downer Laboratory
  • University of California - Fernwell Dormitories
  • University of California - Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • University of California - Gioninni Hall - 1St Floor
  • University of California - Hearst Memorial Building
  • University of California - Life Sciences Building
  • University of California - Moffett Undergraduate Libary Utility
  • University of California - Temporary Buildings
  • Viking Forge
  • Vocational School For The Blind - Derby Street
  • Voco Nut Products Company
  • Xoma Laboratories

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Berkeley, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Berkeley, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 11.2 miles

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 10.8 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 32.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Berkeley, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Berkeley, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. David M. Jablons
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 10.8 miles

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 10.8 miles

Dr. Mark R. Cullen
Stanford School of Medicine
1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 32.0 miles

Dr. Mark W. Lischner
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
5 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 81.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Berkeley, California

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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