Who’s At Risk for Asbestos Exposure?
Although asbestos has largely been phased out in the United States over the last few decades, many individuals who were exposed to this substance in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are just now showing the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases. Even brief periods of exposure to asbestos can lead to serious diseases such as mesothelioma. Generally speaking, however, if you have contracted an asbestos-related disease, you were probably exposed to asbestos in one of two ways.
- You were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
- You received secondhand exposure to asbestos. For instance, if you lived with someone who regularly, but inadvertently, brought home asbestos fibers on his or her clothing, hair or body, you will have an increased risk of asbestos-related disease.
Most people who were exposed to asbestos were exposed in an industrial environment. For instance, people who worked in the following industries or the following occupations may have been exposed to asbestos at some point in their career:
- Aluminum plants
- Steel mills
- Metal works
- Power plants
- Chemical plants
- Oil refineries
- Brake mechanics
- Building, remodeling, demolition
Western Pennsylvania in particular was the location of many steel mills and power stations. At Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., our Pittsburgh asbestos exposure attorneys have represented many people in a variety of jobs who have been harmed by asbestos exposure. We have the skill in investigation, negotiations and litigation that you need to recover all available damages.
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