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Household Asbestos Exposure

Many housewives and children of shipyard workers, railroad workers, veterans and others who worked in industrial settings such as power plants and refineries, have developed mesothelioma or lung cancer simply from laundering a loved one’s dirty work clothing.
Household asbestos exposure

While veterans, shipyard workers, railroad workers, and others who worked in industrial settings are at risk for asbestos-related cancers and diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. However, many housewives and children of shipyard workers, railroad workers, and others who worked in industrial settings where asbestos products were routinely removed, replaced and abraded, are also at risk for development of an asbestos-related cancer or disease, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer. Household or paraoccupational exposure to asbestos occurs when asbestos fibers and dust are transported on a worker’s clothing and body into the family home. Many housewives and children came into contact with dangerous levels of asbestos fibers and dust from shaking and laundering their loved one’s dirty work clothing. Asbestos fibers are generally invisible to the naked eye, and there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos – even brief, short term exposures can lead to the development of mesothelioma.
At Harty Jewell, our attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate and professional legal services. When you contact us to discuss your mesothelioma or lung cancer case, you can expect professional legal representation that is focused on you. We are here when you need us and are committed to listening and making you feel comfortable throughout the legal process. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, contact us at 757-568-9633 or online at: https://www.hartyjewell.com/contact

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