Asbestos Exposure in the United States

For decades, asbestos was one of the most popular materials in construction and commercial products due to its fire-resistant properties. By the time the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prevented new products from entering the market with a partial ban, researchers estimated that more than 100 million American employees had been exposed to the carcinogen in the workplace. Over 3,500 commercial products contained the mineral in 1989, when the EPA tried to wholly ban the mineral. Today, though rare, more than 2,000 people die in the U.S. each year from mesothelioma. In every state, retired workers in the following industries are experiencing complications from asbestos exposure:

  • Boatbuilding
  • Petroleum refining
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Mineral mining and manufacturing
  • Electric and gas generation and distribution
  • Water transportation
  • U.S. Navy
  • Architectural and engineering services
  • Construction

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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is the result of exposure to asbestos, a fibrous material that was used in thousands of products until the 1980s. There are three different types of mesothelioma, which are determined by their location within the body.

Whether you’re a patient who’s just been diagnosed with mesothelioma or a friend or family member looking for ways to support your loved one, we’re here for you every step of the way.

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