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El Centro, California

El Centro spans 11.019 square miles in Imperial Valley, in the southeastern corner of California. It is the largest city in and serves as the county seat of Imperial County. El Centro is recognized as the center of one of Southern California's most promising new commercial and industrial regions, and has two international border crossings nearby for commercial and noncommercial vehicles.

Incorporated in 1908, El Centro experienced rapid growth. The city’s population reached 1,610 by 1910 and more than tripled by 1920 to 5,646 people. The principle industries of El Centro, in the 1940s, focused around agriculture – fruit and vegetable packing and shipping, ice plants, a flax fiber plant, box factories, and concrete pipe and brick yards. Through the years, Imperial County has become one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the country and more than 35 growers and shippers still operate in El Centro. Other large employment sectors in El Centro today include Government and Wholesale/Retail Trade, reflecting El Centro's emerging role as a regional administrative and commercial center. Approximately fifty percent of the jobs in the El Centro come from the service and retail sector.

El Centro, California’s history of industry places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in El Centro.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in El Centro

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

  • County Services Building
  • Ecp-El Centro Powerhouse
  • El Centro Naval Barracks
  • Fox Theatre
  • Holton Power Company
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • Naval Air Facility
  • Simcal Chemical Company
  • Valley Nitrogen Corporation
  • Valley Nitrogen Products

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near El Centro, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of El Centro, 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.

10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 96.9 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 96.9 miles

Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 97.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in El Centro, 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.

Asbestos Related News in California

CA Supreme Court Says Companies May Be Held Liable for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

The Supreme Court of California has issued a ruling that companies can be held accountable for secondary exposure to asbestos in a worker's home.

Atezolizumab Approved for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab has been approved for use with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 20, 2017
Emily Walsh

The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

“Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.”