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Torrance, California

Torrance is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Located on the shores of Santa Monica Bay, Torrance has a population of just fewer than 145,500. Originally settled by the Spanish in the late 18th century, the city of Torrance was incorporated in 1921. Petroleum refining and agriculture were important early industries, while World War II brought aerospace and automotive manufacturing to the city. Among Torrance's current top employers are American Honda, Honeywell and Hi Shear Corporation.

Torrance was developed as a planned community in 1912, incorporating industrial and residential areas from the beginning. ExxonMobil's Torrance Refinery was established in 1929 by General Petroleum Company. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force built an air strip which later became Torrance Municipal Airport. Torrance soon became a center for the aerospace industry, represented by companies such as Douglas Aircraft Company and Aeronca Manufacturing Company, which acquired Longren Aircraft Company in 1959. Hughes Aircraft Company opened its Electron Dynamics Division in 1967, which operated until 2003, when the property was sold to Boeing. The airport, now known as Zamperini Field, has been home to Robinson Helicopter Company since its founding in 1973. The growing aerospace industry also brought a boom in housing construction to Torrance after World War II. Although somewhat affected by recent recessions, Torrance retains an active industrial base which includes automotive aftermarket products and electronics manufacturing.

Torrance's history of heavy industry and construction, much of it concentrated in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing products, places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Torrance are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Torrance, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Torrance

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

  • Aeronca Manufacturing Company
  • Airesearch Corporation
  • Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa)
  • American Standard Plumbing & Heating Division
  • Armco Steel Corporation
  • Barrington Mobar Inc
  • Carbide & Carbon Chemicals Company
  • Carson High School
  • Coline Gasoline Corporation
  • Columbia Steel Company
  • Combustion Power Company
  • Continental Oil Company
  • Cyprus Tubing & Conduit Company
  • Douglas Aircraft Company
  • Douglas Oil Refinery
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • General Petroleum Corporation
  • George Cobrea
  • Golden Eagle Refining Company Inc
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Great Lakes Carbon Corp
  • Harvey Aluminum
  • Harvey Machine Company
  • Hitco
  • Hughes Aircraft
  • International Derrick & Equipment Company
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kalof Aluminum
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Los Angeles Subport of Emarkation Hospital
  • Martin Marietta
  • Martin Marietta Aluminum Inc
  • Mcdonnell Douglas Corporation
  • Mead Johnson & Company
  • Meg-A-Therm
  • Metalclad Insulation Corporation
  • Metalclad Products Corp
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Mobil Oil Research and Development Corp
  • Montrose Chemical Corporation
  • National Supply Company
  • NO High School
  • P.E. Railway Company Power House
  • Pacific Smelting
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Company
  • Petroleum Process Company
  • Pittsburgh Plate & Glass
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Redland Company
  • Redman Equipment
  • Reynolds Metals
  • Rome Cable Company
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Sierra Steel Foraging Company
  • SO High School
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • Sonkin & Galamba Metals
  • Standard Oil
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Sunset International Petrolium Corporation
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Thurston Inc
  • Torrance Gasoline Company
  • Torrance Tubing
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Union Oil
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Us Gypsum

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Torrance, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Torrance, 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.

1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Distance: 16.0 miles

8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 16.1 miles

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 17.1 miles

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 30.0 miles

10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 91.9 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 91.9 miles

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

Distance: 93.2 miles

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

Distance: 26.2 miles

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

Distance: 26.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Torrance, California

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

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance: 16.6 miles

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 20.0 miles

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

Distance: 93.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Torrance, 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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