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Asbestos Exposure in South San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in California. Located north of San Bruno in San Mateo County, South San Francisco has a population of approximately 63,600. Despite its name, South San Francisco is not part of San Francisco, and the two cities do not share a border. Incorporated in 1908, South San Francisco has transformed itself from ranch and agricultural land to "the Industrial City". Today, the city is a center for biotechnology companies, including Genentech and Amgen. The city is also home to well-known confectioners See's Candy Shops, Inc.

First settled around 1856, South San Francisco was originally used as ranch land for raising cattle. In 1892, the Western Meat Company established a meat packing plant, stockyards, and employee housing, laying the early groundwork for the city. Western Meat changed its name to Swift & Company in 1932, and finally closed in 1968. By 1908, South San Francisco industry included a paint company, two steel mills, and two brickyards. The Rod McLellan Company, established in the late 1920s, raised hothouse orchids and gardenias until 1998. In 1917, Western Pipe & Steel Company acquired the Shaw Batcher Pipe Works. Western Pipe built merchant ships under Navy contracts during both World Wars. Western eventually became a U.S. Steel subsidiary, and closed down in 1983. The post-war years saw another industrial boom, and construction of a new marina, industrial park and medical center. In 1976, Genentech was founded, becoming one of the first companies to employ recombinant DNA technology for commercial use. Though heavy industry has declined, South San Francisco retains a diverse mix of manufacturing, high-technology and service industries.

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

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in South San Francisco

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

  • AC&S
  • Acetylene Cylinder
  • All Souls Church
  • American Linen Supply
  • Armour Meat Packing Plant
  • Armstrong Cont & Supplies
  • Baber-Greene
  • Berlin Food Equipment Company
  • Bethlehem Steel Steelmill
  • Chilton
  • Colorado Fuel & Iron
  • Continental Smelting
  • Cow Palace Company
  • Crown-Zellerbach
  • Dobbs Houses Incorporated
  • Dubuque Meat Company
  • Dupont Chemical
  • E. H. Edwards Wire
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  • El Camino High School
  • Folgers Coffee
  • Frankling Hospital
  • Garlock, Inc.
  • Getty Oil Company - Kern River Generating Plant
  • Grassi American Company
  • Gray Bar Electric
  • Guittard Chocolate
  • Guy F. Atkinson Company
  • H.B. Fuller Company
  • Holiday Inn
  • Jewish Home - Art Institute
  • John Adams Adult School
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Magna Copper Company
  • Mars Metals Corp
  • Merck & Company
  • Metal Thermite & Chemical
  • Metropolitan Hotel Supply
  • Milprint Incorporated
  • Mount Verde School
  • Naval Supply Center
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Markets
  • Paige Glass Company
  • Poetsch & Peterson
  • Ponderosa School
  • Powers Refrigeration
  • RCA
  • Reichhold Chemicals Inc
  • S&Q Corporation
  • Safeway
  • Saint Josephs Hospital
  • San Francisco Airport
  • Saracco Tank
  • Seagrams
  • Sees Candy
  • South San Francisco Hospital
  • Spruce Avenue School
  • Superior Alloys Company
  • Superior Electrocast Foundry
  • Swift and Company
  • Tabershaw Cooper Associates
  • Thompson Aircraft Tire Ccorporation
  • Tomales Bay Creamery
  • United Cold Storage
  • Univac Division of Sperry Rand
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Westborough Shopping Center
  • Western Meat Company
  • Western Pipe & Steel
  • White Front Store
  • Yaley Enterprise Tank

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near South San Francisco, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of South San Francisco, 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: 9.0 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 8.2 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 21.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near South San Francisco, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of South San Francisco, 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: 8.2 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: 8.2 miles

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

Distance: 21.1 miles

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

Distance: 97.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in South San Francisco, 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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