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Salinas, California

Asbestos Exposure in Salinas, CA

Salinas is a city on the Salinas River in California. The county seat of Monterey County, Salinas has a population of about 150,400. Long known for the fruit and vegetable crops which have earned it the nickname of America's Salad Bowl, Salinas today includes tourism, retail and other service industries in its economic mix. Top employers include Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., the County of Monterey and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Salinas is also the birthplace of writer John Steinbeck, who worked in the sugar refinery as a young man, and home to Heald College.

Salinas was formally incorporated in 1874, and named for a nearby salt marsh. During the early 19th century, Salinas farmlands were mainly used to grow grains. Developments in irrigation and the arrival of the railroads in the late 19th century marked a shift to row crops such as sugar beets and lettuce. In 1896, Spreckels Sugar Company began contracting with beet growers and in 1899 began operating a beet sugar refinery which produced sugar until 1985, and continued to be used for storage and packaging until 1995. Other food-processing and grocery-related companies soon followed. Despite labor unrest in the 1930s, Salinas’ agriculture industry continued to grow, and the city grew with it. After World War II, Salinas became more industrialized, attracting businesses such as confectioners Peter Paul, Inc. and Nestle, spice packers McCormick & Company's Schilling division and Firestone Tire and Rubber. Most of these plants closed down during the 1980s, and the city has begun to develop other industries, such as viticulture and tourism, to maintain its economy. Agriculture is still a key industry, producing 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States.

Salinas has a lengthy history of industry and construction, making asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Salinas at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Salinas, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Salinas

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

  • Allied Supply Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Energy Generator
  • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
  • Gabilan Iron & Machine Company
  • Garden of Memories Park
  • Growers Ice & Development Company
  • Hartnell College
  • Hunter Liggett Military Reservation
  • Johnson Associates
  • Liquid Ice Company
  • Merchants Refrigeration
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Monterey Cy Gas and Electric Company
  • Peter Paul
  • R.C. Jacks
  • Reliable Cold Storage Company
  • Safeway
  • Salinas Valley Concrete Pipe Company
  • Sego Milk Products Company
  • Smuckers
  • Spiegel Farms
  • Spreckels Sugar
  • Western Beet Sugar Company
  • Western Belt Sugar Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Salinas, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Salinas, 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: 88.1 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 86.9 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 59.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Salinas, California

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

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

Distance: 59.1 miles

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: 86.9 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: 86.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Salinas, 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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