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Asbestos Exposure in San Rafael, CA

The city of San Rafael is the county seat of Marin County, California. Located north of San Francisco, San Rafael has a current population of about 57,700. Originally founded as a mission hospital for Native Americans in 1917, the mission was abandoned in 1844 when California fell under Mexican control. The current Mission San Rafael Arcangel, a city landmark, is a reproduction built in 1949. San Rafael’s top employers include Kaiser Permanente Medical, Autodesk, Inc., Westamerica Bank, and Dominican University.

San Rafael began to develop in the late 19th century. Railroads were established in 1879, with national rail connections laid in 1888. Early businesses included lumberyards and mills, a slaughterhouse, meat markets and blacksmith shops. As the city grew, a variety of shops, laundries, saloons and gambling halls added to the bustle. Wealthy businessmen built grand homes in the Victorian style. Around the mid-20th century, San Rafael began to develop as center for the high-tech and film production industries. Fairchild Semiconductor located its new diode plant in San Rafael in 1960. Ten years later, George Lucas began developing a cluster of sound and effects production companies to create his movies. Skywalker Ranch, Lucas's 4700-acre property, is currently home to Skywalker Sound, and was also the headquarters of his visual effects company, Industrial Light and Magic, until it moved to San Francisco in 2002. In recent years, many of these companies have relocated, and the economy in San Rafael has become more focused on education and service industries.

San Rafael has a lengthy history of industry and construction, much of it during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to such materials may be at risk for asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma clinics in and around San Rafael are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in San Rafael and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Rafael

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

  • Aldersly Parish Home
  • Aleena Apartments
  • American Savings & Loan
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Automatic Tube Company
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Marin
  • Bergman Manufacturing Company
  • Coleman Elementary School
  • Convalescent Hospital
  • Davidson Junior High School
  • Dominican College
  • Dumont Industries
  • Dupont
  • Emporium
  • Fairchild Semiconducting
  • Fox Plaza
  • Golden Gate National Bank
  • Guide Dogs For The Blind
  • Hamilton Air Base
  • Independent Journal
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Kaiser Medical Building
  • Los Gallinas School
  • Lyon's Coffee Shop
  • Marin Administration Building
  • Marin Civic Center
  • Marin Court House
  • Marin Humane Society
  • Miller Creek School
  • Newberry Electric
  • Norcal Laboratories
  • North Gate Shopping Center
  • Oak View School
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Purity Store
  • Ross General Hospital
  • Ross Laundry
  • Safeway
  • San Rafael City Hall
  • San Rafael Courthouse
  • San Rafael French Bakery
  • San Rafael French Laundry
  • San Rafael General Hospital
  • San Rafael High School
  • San Rafael Hills
  • San Rafael Military Academy
  • San Rafael Post Office
  • Santa Venetia Junior High
  • Skywalker Ranch
  • St Raphaels School
  • St Sylvester's Church
  • Terra Linda High School
  • Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital
  • Thrifty Drug
  • Us Post Office
  • W J Sloan

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near San Rafael, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of San Rafael, 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: 15.4 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 16.4 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 44.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near San Rafael, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of San Rafael, 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: 16.4 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: 16.4 miles

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

Distance: 44.2 miles

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

Distance: 86.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Rafael, 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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