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San Diego, California

Asbestos Exposure in San Diego, CA

San Diego is the second-largest city in California. Located on San Diego Bay, the city has a population of about 1.3 million and is the county seat of San Diego County. Founded in 1769 as the Presidio and Mission of San Diego, the city was incorporated in 1850. San Diego has long had an active naval presence, and has been an aviation center as well. Today, tourism, manufacturing and biotechnology form an important part of the city's economy. San Diego's top employers include the United States Navy, the University of California, San Diego, and Sharp HealthCare.

San Diego developed quickly after 1900. The first Navy installation, a coaling point at Port Loma, was established in 1900; by 1930, the Navy's presence had expanded to include a naval base and training center, a hospital and two camps. The city hosted two World's Fairs, one in 1915 and one in 1935. Many of the structures built for the fairs remained in use, and an animal menagerie presented at the 1915 fair became the basis for the San Diego Zoo, now a popular tourist attraction. During the 1920s, San Diego became involved in the new field of aeronautical engineering. Companies such as Ryan Aircraft, which built the Spirit of St. Louis for Charles Lindbergh and Consolidated Aircraft, got their start in this period. World War II brought more defense and aerospace manufacturers to the area, but cutbacks in the late 20th century caused some decline. As a result, San Diego has tried to develop its biotech and research presence in recent years, represented by companies such as Biogen Idec, Merck, Pfizer and the Scripps Research Institute.

San Diego's diverse history of construction and manufacturing, particularly in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials, makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, a cause of concern for workers. Mesothelioma clinics in and around San Diego are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from San Diego who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Diego

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

  • A.C. Martin
  • Air Traffic Tower
  • Alaynite Corporation
  • American Electric Powerhouse
  • American Fisheries
  • American Processing Company
  • Anthony's Restaurant
  • Arco Alaska
  • Arco California
  • Associated Exhaust Pipe
  • Avco Office Building
  • Avonics
  • B.T. Alaska
  • B.T. San Diego
  • Blue Print Exhaust
  • California Packing Company
  • Camp Pendelton
  • Campbell Industries Shipyard
  • Campbell Machine/ Ship Building & Repair
  • Campus Shops
  • Charles R. Richards
  • Chas R. Mccormick Company
  • Chermetron Corporation
  • City of San Diego
  • Cold Storage Building 228
  • Computer Area Control Data
  • Consolidated Aircraft
  • Consolidated Steel Shipbuilding
  • Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company
  • Convair Division General Dynamics
  • Coronado Beach Hotel
  • Courthouse - Hot Water Tanks
  • Cuyamaca Conservation Facility
  • Cynberg Field Airport
  • Dietary Sharp Hospital
  • Dockside Marine Works
  • E R Stong Building Materials
  • Ehmcke Sheet Metal Works
  • English & Lauer
  • Epcor Utilities, Incorporated
  • Etiwanda Generating Station
  • Etiwanda Steam Plant (Bechtel)
  • Executive House, 1st and C Sts.
  • Fairchild Semiconducting
  • Fashion Valley Stores
  • First National Bank
  • Fleet Asw School
  • Fluid Systems Division of Uop
  • Foodmaker Company
  • Fort Rosencrans
  • Garden School
  • General Atomic - Serrento Valley Road
  • General Dynamics
  • George Crawford Company
  • Globe Theater
  • Granite Hills Plumbing
  • Greenwood Memorial Park
  • Grossmont District Hospital
  • Gulf General Atomic
  • Hanale Hotel
  • Harbor Boat Shipyard
  • Hotel Del Coronado
  • Hydraulic Dredging Company
  • Ibm - Hotel Circle North
  • Industries Supply
  • International Harvester
  • Jack-In-The-Box
  • John Muir College
  • Kelco Corporation
  • Kenneth Fraisier Company
  • Lairport & Santa Fe Team Tracks
  • Lindberch Field Extention
  • Liquid Natural Gas Operations Center
  • Los Alamitos Steam Plant
  • Mabel Control Data Center
  • Marine Corps Recruiting Depot
  • Marsh Company Murray
  • Martinolich Shipyards
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Mesa College
  • Mesa Vista Hospital
  • Miramar Air Force Base
  • Miramar Naval Air Station
  • Mission Valley Inn
  • Monarch Refineries
  • Monarch Smelting and Refining Company Inc
  • Muncie Cramer Unit
  • Munger Laundry
  • NASSCO (National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.)
  • Nassco Aka Todd/Nassco
  • National Cash Register
  • National City Library
  • National Steel & Shipbuilding
  • Naval Air Station North Island
  • Naval Electronic Lab
  • Naval Hospital
  • Naval Operating Base
  • Naval Repair Shipyard
  • Naval Supply Center
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • Naval Training Center
  • Naval Training Station
  • North Island Naval Air Station
  • Nrg Encina Generating Plant
  • Oceanside Municipal Airport
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pacific Bridge Company
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Palomar College
  • Paradise Valley Hospital
  • Pasadena & Santa Fe Team Tracks
  • Patrick Henry High School
  • Peerless Laundry
  • Pipefitters Union - Local 89
  • Progressive Aircraft
  • Public Utility Engr. and Service Corporation
  • Rancho Bernadino Inn #1
  • Reamfield Barracks
  • Redondo Beach Steam Plant
  • Refrigeration Equipment Company
  • Robinsons Fashion Valley - Mission Valley
  • Royal Inns - Point Loma
  • Ryan Aeronautical
  • Ryan Aircraft
  • Saint Martins Nuns Quarters
  • San Diego Brewing Company
  • San Diego Consolidates Gas and Electric Company
  • San Diego County Courthouse
  • San Diego County Public Schools
  • San Diego Desalting Test Facility
  • San Diego Dormitory
  • San Diego Electric Railway Company
  • San Diego Federal Savings Building
  • San Diego Gas and Electric Company
  • San Diego Hospital - Psychiatric Unit
  • San Diego Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • San Diego Marine Construction Company
  • San Diego Marine Shipyard
  • San Diego Naval Air Station - North Island
  • San Diego Naval Pier
  • San Diego Naval Shipyard
  • San Diego Power Plant
  • San Diego Sewer Treatment Plant
  • San Diego Shipyard
  • San Diego State College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego Trust & Savings
  • San Diego Zoo - Liquid Natural Gas Line
  • San Jose Sewer Treatment Plant
  • Santa Fe Team Track
  • Savage Tire Company
  • Schap Disposal Corp
  • Scripps Health
  • Scripps Hospital
  • Sea Lodge
  • Sears Roebuck & Company
  • Service School Barracks
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Sharps Hospital
  • Ship Operating Faciltiy - Point Loma
  • Silvergate Plant
  • Silvergate Powerhouse
  • Sithe Ntc/Mcrd
  • Solar Aircraft
  • South Bay Powerhouse
  • South Bay Station
  • Southern California Edison Power Plant
  • Southland Mechanical Revamping
  • Southwest Marine
  • States Marine Isthmian Agency
  • Steel Packing Company
  • Steen Distribution
  • Sterling Hotel Circle
  • Stromberg Data Graphic
  • Student Union Building
  • Sun Harbor Industries
  • Todd/Nassco
  • Triple A Machine
  • U. S. M. C. Recruit Depot
  • U.S. Marine Auditorium
  • U.S. Naval Base
  • U.S. Naval Station
  • Union Bank
  • Union Ice Company
  • Union Oil
  • United California Bank
  • United States Grant Hotel
  • United States Naval Shipyard
  • United States Storage Plant For Fuel Oil
  • University Hospital
  • University of California
  • Us Marine Corps
  • Us Navy Destroyer Base
  • Us Navy Hospital & Marine Recreation Department
  • V E Wood Company
  • Valley Circle Theater
  • Van Camp Sea Food Company
  • Veteran's Affairs Hospital
  • Wellington Boiler
  • Wesley Palms Retirement Home
  • Western Fibrous Glass Prod
  • Westgate Executive House
  • Westward Ho Hotel
  • White Front Store

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near San Diego, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of San Diego, 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: 10.2 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 10.2 miles

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

Distance: 8.8 miles

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 83.5 miles

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

Distance: 83.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near San Diego, California

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

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner
University of California San Diego Cancer Center
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 8.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Diego, 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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