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Huntington Beach, California

Asbestos Exposure in Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach is located in southern California and has a population of nearly 190,000, making it the largest beach city in Orange County. Nicknamed the "Surfing Capital of the World", Huntington Beach is notable for its long 8.5-mile beach, mild climate, and consistent quality of surf. Tourism and technology are two of the leading industries in Huntington Beach today. Huntington Beach boasts a diversified economy, home to more than 650 industrial businesses including Boeing (formerly McDonnell-Douglas), Quicksilver, Cambro Manufacturing, and C & D Aerospace.

Incorporated in 1909, the city of Huntington Beach experienced a significant period of growth with the oil boom in 1920. This was the largest California oil deposit known at the time. In less than one month Huntington Beach grew from 1,500 to 5,000 people. After a final oil strike in 1953, the fire department began clearing out oil derricks within the city and along the coast to make room for the population explosion. Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing into the 1970s, residents by the thousands moved into the burgeoning city. Huntington Beach became the fastest growing city in the continental United States as housing tract after housing tract was built. In the late 1970s and 1980s, oil production rigs were concealed to improve the beach image. Although the oil is mostly depleted today, extraction continues at a slow rate, and still provides substantial local income.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace has been an enduring issue in Huntington Beach, particularly in oil refineries and manufacturing facilities, where use of asbestos-containing products was common from the early through late 1900s. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos in Huntington Beach, you may be at risk of developing an asbestos cancer known as mesothelioma. Asbestos attorneys may be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Huntington Beach, California.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Huntington Beach

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

  • Aes Huntington
  • Associated Oil
  • Byron Jackson Company
  • Ceramic Products Corporation
  • Douglas Space Center
  • Edison Power Plant
  • Holly Oil Company
  • Holly Sugar Company
  • Huntington Beach Generating Station
  • Huntington Beach High School
  • Huntington Beach Station
  • Huntington Beach Steam Plant
  • Karpen Plywood Furniture Plant
  • Lacy Manufacturing Company
  • Mcdonnell Douglas Aircraft Company
  • Monterey Oil Company
  • Orange County Sanitation Plant
  • Shell Oil Pumping Station
  • Signal Oil & Gas Company
  • Socal Oil and Refining Company
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Texaco
  • Union Oil Platform
  • Western Incorporated Furniture

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Huntington Beach, California

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

1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Distance: 27.6 miles

8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 33.9 miles

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 36.4 miles

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 31.4 miles

10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 71.7 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 71.7 miles

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

Distance: 73.2 miles

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 9.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Huntington Beach, California

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

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 34.4 miles

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance: 35.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Huntington Beach, 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.”