Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Who Gets Mesothelioma

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People believed to be in the high risk category for getting mesothelioma are those who were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis (six months or more) while on the job. Among the list of occupations closely linked to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are:
Military veterans (especially the U.S. Navy)
Construction workers
Demolition or renovation crews
Auto mechanics
Shipyard workers
Asbestos mine workers or millers
Boiler workers
Asbestos manufacturing plant workers

People who remember handling asbestos or asbestos-like materials, or those who recall being exposed to thick clouds of asbestos-containing dust while on the job, are at a higher risk for developing mesothelioma. Recently, rescue workers and cleanup crews involved in the removal of debris from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks in New York City have reported asbestos-related symptoms and lung complications.

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