Asbestos and Other Cancers

Asbestos exposure is most associated with lung cancer and mesothelioma, and more recently with ovarian cancer, through the use of asbestos exposure in talcum powder. However, the deadly impact of asbestos can lead to various other forms of cancer through exposure.

Asbestos Exposure Can Cause Lesser-Known Cancers

Cancers Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Aside from the more commonly known asbestos-caused lung cancer, mesothelioma, ovarian cancer, and other reproductive cancers, asbestos can harm almost any part of the body that the deadly fibers can reach. Some of the most common lesser-known cancers that can result from asbestos exposure include:

Asbestos Exposure

Many people assume that asbestos isn’t used in the U.S. anymore, since it’s a known toxic substance.  However, many people are still exposed to asbestos every day at work, in the environment, or even at home.

1. Asbestos Exposure at Work

One of the most common ways people face asbestos exposure is at work. While manufacturing plants can be one of the most common sources of exposure, you can also face exposure if you work in an older building such as a school, hospital, or government building. When employers renovate buildings with asbestos, the workers in and around the building are often exposed, particularly if they fail to take the proper precautions. Some other common workers facing asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto mechanics
  • Barbers/Hairstylists
  • Construction and demolition workers
  • Construction renovators
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Furnace or boiler workers
  • Insulators
  • Ironworkers
  • Maintenance workers
  • Military Personnel & Service Members
  • Oilfield Workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Steamfitters
  • U.S. Navy personnel
  • Welders

2. Asbestos Exposure in the Environment

You can also be exposed to asbestos in the environment. Asbestos is often found in ultramafic rock, including serpentine rock, and if you live near a fault line, you could face exposure when the rock breaks and asbestos enters the air or water. You could also face environmental exposure if you live near a manufacturer that uses asbestos or any large disaster area, such as older buildings destroyed by fire, flooding, or wind.

3. Asbestos Exposure at Home

While it may seem like your home should be a sanctuary from asbestos, you can find asbestos in unexpected places. If you live in an older home, there could be asbestos in many of your building materials, including insulation, drywall, flooring, and roofing. You can also face secondary exposure from loved ones who work with asbestos coming home with the fibers on their clothes and shoes. Asbestos-contaminated talc is also found in personal hygiene products and some children’s toys.

You Need an Experienced Asbestos Law Firm Fighting for You

If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis after asbestos exposure, the Madeksho Law Firm can help. Our experienced attorneys have been fighting for people like you harmed by negligent employers and harmful products since 1972. Call the Madeksho Law Firm at 888-910-MESO (6376) or contact us online. Your consultation is free, and there is never a charge unless we recover compensation on your behalf.