For those who have been diagnosed with an asbestos illness such as mesothelioma or have a loved one stricken with a disease caused by the toxic fiber, you need all the mesothelioma information you can get.
One important thing to know after receiving a diagnosis is how and where you were exposed to the asbestos so the parties responsible can be held accountable.
There are many common work sites and industries that are known for exposing employees and family members to asbestos including brake shops, automotive industries, naval, shipyard and rail lines.
But there are also other lesser known locations and circumstances where people can be exposed to asbestos unbeknownst to them that can result in serious illness.
Consider these 5 surprising asbestos exposure locations:
#1 Pizza Ovens
An Italian chef developed mesothelioma from asbestos on insulated seals on pizza ovens in his kitchen. Because of the fireproofing properties of asbestos, it was often used in machines that produce high heat.
#2 Baby Powder
Older baby powders that contained talc sometimes also contained asbestos fibers. In some cases, it has been suggested that women that used baby powder regularly near their undergarments were at risk for ovarian asbestos cancer.
#3 Older Appliances
Many people keep appliances until they wear out and some even seek out antique appliances for style reasons. Insulating materials in older hair dryers, popcorn makers, crock pots and a host of other appliances relied on asbestos.
#4 Meter Boxes
Some older electrical meter boxes were insulated with asbestos. While most meters have now been replaced, those that read meters and worked around these meters regularly could have been exposed when these were in common usage.
Some toys popular in recent years were found to contain the dangerous fiber. A children’s CSI Fingerprint Examination kit and two different types of children’s clay were all found to contain asbestos. These are now off the market (thankfully).
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No matter how you were exposed – on the job, at home or via second hand exposure from a loved one who worked in a high-risk industry, we have the expertise required to get the best results for your circumstances.
Since 1995, Bergman Draper Oslund has focused strictly on helping mesothelioma victims. We have won more than $700 million for clients just like you. If you or your loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, call us for a free consultation.