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Asbestos Exposure in Santa Cruz, CA

The city of Santa Cruz is the county seat of Santa Cruz County, California. Located on Monterey Bay, it is the largest city in Santa Cruz County, with a population of just under 60,000. Settled as a mission by the Spanish in 1791, Santa Cruz was incorporated as a city in 1866. One of Santa Cruz's earliest industries, agriculture, continues to be a key part of the city's economy, as Santa Cruz has become a center for organic farming. Higher education, tourism and biotechnology are also well-represented. Among the city's top employers are the University of California, Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park, and Plantronics.

Santa Cruz began to develop industrially around 1848, with the arrival of blacksmith Elihu Anthony. In addition to a small foundry, Anthony also built a hotel and general store, and sold parcels of land to the men who worked there. The establishment of railroad lines in 1876 and 1881 brought workers to Santa Cruz and provided market access for the city's timber, leather and limestone industries. Changing technology and dwindling resources caused all three industries to decline by the early 20th century, although meatpackers Walti, Shilling & Company, founded in 1892, remained in business until 1977. Santa Cruz next attempted to recreate itself as a resort destination, leading to the construction of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk around 1903. By mid-century, manufacturing had returned to the area; Lipton Tea, Wrigley's chewing gum and Texas Instruments all operated factories in Santa Cruz. By the early 21st century, those factories had closed, and Santa Cruz was again becoming a center of tourism, drawing visitors to its watersports, state parks and world-class surfing spots.

Santa Cruz has a lengthy history of industry and construction, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Santa Cruz are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Santa Cruz, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Santa Cruz

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

  • City of Santa Cruz
  • Company Operative Electric Company
  • East Cliff San Dist Spw
  • Government Center
  • K-Mart
  • Lipton Tea
  • Lockheed Missle & Space
  • Pacific Bell
  • Plant Asbestos Company
  • Santa Cruz Beach Cottage and Tent City Corp
  • Santa Cruz City Hall
  • Santa Cruz General Hospital
  • Sears & Roebuck
  • Uc Santa Cruz
  • Union Ice Company
  • University of California
  • Us Post Office
  • Walti Shilling & Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • West Valley Construction Company
  • Wrigley Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Santa Cruz, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Santa Cruz, 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: 56.1 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 55.0 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 27.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Santa Cruz, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Santa Cruz, 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: 27.9 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: 55.0 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: 55.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Santa Cruz, 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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