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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Maryland

Maryland

Maryland is fifth in the United States in terms of population density with a population of 5.6 million according to the 2000 census. During the last two decades of the 20th Century, one person in 5000 died from asbestos poisoning; half of these were in and around the city of Baltimore. This figure is higher than that of the nation in general; additionally, most of the fatalities were due to asbestosis and not mesothelioma. While it is true that asbestosis is far more common, it is also far less deadly. The reasons people die from this particular disease in greater numbers are not commonly known.

Shipyards and Power Plants in Maryland

The National Cancer Institute, which is based in Bethesda sponsored a study during which 4,700 former employees of the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Shipyard, who worked at the facility between 1950 and 1963. The results were not surprising: shipyard workers were at greater risk for asbestos disease than the general population.

Those working at any of Maryland's power generating facilities run similar risks. A Puerto Rican study published in November 2007 showed abnormalities in 13% of all chest x-rays taken of power plant workers in that country. Power plants in Maryland identified as asbestos sites include:

  • Basco Power Electric
  • Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
  • Glen Burnie Powerhouse.

Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are used in these facilities for conduit lagging, electrical cloth tape and even components of the turbines and generators themselves. A great deal of this was the deadly crocidolite variety, which is not only fire resistant but an excellent electrical insulator as well.

Asbestos at the University of Maryland

Supradur Manufacturing was a significant supplier of asbestos cement (Portland cement impregnated with asbestos fibers). These products were apparently used in the construction of the University of Maryland Stadium, which was recently identified as having asbestos issues.

Maryland Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Maryland where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Maryland, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Maryland Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the Jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these job sites could put them at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma.

Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • Bata Shoe Factory
  • Corps of Engineers United States Army
  • Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel
  • U.S. Army Corporation of Engineers
  • United States Government

Amcelle

  • Celanese Corporation of America
  • Celanese Fibers Company
  • Celanese Silk Plant
  • Celenese Corporation of America

Aquasco

  • Chalk Point Generating Station
  • Chalk Point Power Plant
  • Mirant Corp
  • Potomac Electric Power Company

Beltsville

  • Agricultrual Research Center - Operations Ars Whse /Mech - Shops Nbr 1/
  • Cockpit Point
  • N.I.H. Power Plant
  • United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
  • Walter E. Campbell Company, Inc.
  • Willoughby Works
  • Windsor Tower Apartments

Bethesda

  • Bethesda Naval Hospital
  • IBM
  • National Institute of Health
  • Perpetual Building
  • Ramada Inn
  • Walter Reed Navy Hospital
  • Westwood Office Building

Catonsville

  • Catonsville Library 1110 Frederick Rd
  • Rice Auditorium
  • Simkins Industries Inc
  • University of Maryland
  • Westview Mall

Cockeysville

  • C&P Telephone Company
  • Data Processing Center
  • Maryland Fine Wire Company
  • Noxzema Chemical Company

College Park

  • Alpha Rho Chapter Kappa Delta Sorority
  • Litton Industries
  • University of Maryland

Columbia

  • Columbia Mall
  • General Electric
  • General Electric Building
  • Hochschild Kohn Store
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • W.R. Grace Company

Edgewood

  • Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • Army Chemical Center
  • Edgewood Arsenal
  • Edgewood High School
  • Transportation Office
  • United States War Department

Elkton

  • Cecil County Commissioners
  • Cecil Paper Company Lim.
  • Chemetron Chemicals
  • Harlan and Bro
  • Public Ledger Paper Mills
  • Union Hospital

Fort Meade

  • Fort Meade
  • Fort Meade Apartments
  • Fort Meade Jr High School
  • National Security Agency Building
  • New Hospital

Frederick

  • Camp Detrick
  • Fort Detrick
  • Frederick Hospital
  • Hood College
  • J. D. Hedin Construction Company
  • Ox Fibre Brush Company
  • Palmetto Fiber Company
  • Potomac Edison Company
  • Stave Mill
  • U S Army

Gaithersburg

  • Bureau of Standards
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab & Wind Tunnel
  • Kimmel & Kimmel
  • National Bureau of Standards
  • Philip Carey Manufacturing Company
  • Washington Towers

Glen Burnie

  • Corkran Junior High School
  • Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Old Mill School
  • Quaterfield Jr High School
  • Sears Roebuck & Company
  • South Ferndale

Greenbelt

  • Bladenwood Condominums
  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Hawthorne's Restaurant
  • Nasa - Goddard Space Flight Center

Halethorpe

  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • Westinghouse Plant

Havre De Grace

  • Cello Corporation
  • Edward V. Stockham, Inc.
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • Harford Memorial Hospital
  • W.W. Taylor

Hyattsville

  • Bedford Station Apartments
  • Carrollan Manor Apartments
  • Edmonton Station
  • Holand Park Apartments
  • Serene Townhouse Village
  • Sussex Street Station Apartments
  • Washington Gas Light Company
  • Westminster Apartments

Indian Head

  • Naval Ordinance Station
  • Naval Propellant Plant
  • Naval Proving Grounds
  • U. S. Naval Propellant Plant
  • U.S. Naval Powder Factory
  • United States Naval Powder Factory
  • United States Naval Proving Ground
  • Us Naval Proving Ground

Laurel

  • Bird Banding Record Center
  • District Training School
  • Embassy Grocery
  • Government of District of Columbia
  • Holiday Inn
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Laurel Race Track
  • Maryland State Fair, Inc.
  • Westgate Apartments

Luke

  • Celanese
  • Digester Building
  • West Virginia Pulp & Paper Mill
  • Westvaco Corp
  • Westvaco Luke Mill
  • Westvaco Paper Mill

Lusby

  • Baltimore Gas & Electric Company
  • Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
  • Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Middle River

  • Glen L. Martin Company
  • Martin Company
  • Martin Marietta Company

Perry Point

  • Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital
  • United States Veterans Hopital
  • Veterans Administration Hospital

Relay

  • Calvert Distilling Company
  • Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Inc.
  • Maryland Distilling Company

Rockville

  • Coakley & Williams
  • Glen Construction
  • National Geographic Building
  • Southlawn Industrial Park
  • Thomas S Wooten High School
  • Ymca Building
  • Zadek Macgruder High School

Salisbury

  • American Mirrex Corporation
  • Asbury Methodist Church
  • Campbell Soup
  • Carr Office Building
  • Centerville Post Office
  • Deers Head State Hospital
  • Firestone Plastic Company
  • Jason High School
  • Lansdowne Elementary School
  • Maryland State College
  • Rehoboth Beach City Club
  • Salisbury Nursing Home
  • Victor‐Lynn Terminal
  • Vinyl Plastics
  • Washington College

Security

  • Frederick and Hagerstown Power Company
  • Hagerstown and Frederick Railway Company
  • Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company
  • Maryland Portland Cement Company
  • North American Cement Company
  • Potomac Edison Company
  • Security Cement and Lime Company

Silver Spring

  • Barlow Building
  • Firefountain Inn
  • Foxhall Apartments
  • Hecht Company
  • Heritage Christian Church
  • Holly Hall Apartments
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kay Management Company
  • Mills Building
  • National Press Building
  • National War College
  • Naval Ordnance Laboratory
  • Paddington Square Apartments
  • Park Wayne Apartments
  • Service Building
  • Silgo Hill Apartments
  • Spring Garden Apartments
  • Towers Building 1 2 & 3
  • Twin Towers Apartment-Hotel
  • U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory
  • Wincor Office Building
  • Windsor Court Apartments
  • Windsor Tower Apartments

Takoma Park

  • B & O Lamond Siding
  • Glendale High School
  • Lamond Private Siding
  • Mother House
  • Takoma Oil Company
  • Washington Adventist Hospital

Towson

  • Baltimore County Department of Power & Water
  • Black and Decker Manufacturing Company
  • Blue Cross Building
  • El Stebbing
  • Elkridge Club and Elkridge Fox Hunting
  • Hampton House Apartments
  • Hampton Plaza
  • Harford Mall
  • Huntzler's Department Store
  • Hutzler's Stores
  • Hutzler's Towson Building
  • Jefferson Building
  • Mission Helpers of The Sacred Heart
  • Orchard Ice Rink
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Stella Maris Hospice
  • Towson Investment Building
  • Towson State Teachers College
  • Towson State University

Union Bridge

  • Lehigh Portland Cement Company
  • Tidewater Portland Cement Company

Vienna

  • Delmarva Power and Light Company
  • Eastern Shore Public Service Company of Maryland
  • Tyler Allen & Sons
  • Vienna Power Plant
  • Vienna Station

Williamsport

  • Potomac Edison Company
  • Potomac Public Service Company

Woodlawn

  • Social Security Administration
  • Social Security Building
  • Woodlawn High School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Maryland

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Maryland. 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.


6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Mesothelioma Doctors in Maryland

We have also compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Maryland. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Dr. Raffit Hassan
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research/National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 5116
Bethesda, MD 20892

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Maryland

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim or to seek financial assistance.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in Maryland

Asbestos Found After Baltimore Steam Pipe Explosion

Asbestos was recently discovered on several cars damaged by a steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

At Least 90 University of Maryland Buildings Found to Contain Asbestos

Ninety buildings at the University of Maryland have tested positive for asbestos, including five that are classified as hazardous to the public.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Sources

Bowker, Michael. Fatal Deception: The Terrifying True Story of How Asbestos is Killing America. (New York: Touchstone, 2003.

Cabrera-Santiago, Manuel et al. “Prevalence of Asbestos-Related Disease Among Electrical Power Generation Workers in Puerto Rico.” Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2007.

Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. “Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Maryland.” All About Malignant Mesothelioma, September 2005.

Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. "Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska." Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007.
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/noa/usamap.pdf (accessed 23 August 2010).

Krstev, S. et al. “Mortality Among Shipyard Coast Guard Workers: A Retrospective Cohort Study.” Occupational and Environmental Medicine 64 (October 2007): 651-8.

Mesothelioma Help Center. “Asbestos-cement Production.” MesotheliomaHelpCenter.com.
http://www.mesotheliomahelpcenter.com/3mesothelioma.htm (accessed 23 August 2010).

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