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Asbestos Exposure Risks

    Some diseases require patient exposure to some sort of environmental risk factor, whether it be a pathogen, substance or radiation. With an illness like mesothelioma, the primary risk factor, asbestos, is well known. This article looks at where people are exposed to asbestos, how that exposure occurs, and where it is likely to happen. This article begins with a brief explanation of asbestos before moving into a discussion of long-term exposure through work, followed by a discussion of secondary and environmental exposure risks.

    Exposure to asbestos is linked to the development of mesothelioma, but the first step in understanding that link is to have a basic understanding of what asbestos is. Asbestos refers to a number of different minerals which form fibrous crystals and have industrial applications. Industry and building trades use asbestos mostly as a flame retardant and insulation material due to various properties of the mineral. The fibrous crystals of asbestos have a nasty habit of becoming lodged in things, particularly the lungs and their lining, which can lead to the development of mesothelioma.

    Most people who develop mesothelioma do so because of long-term exposure through their occupation, or doing some kind of work. Minerals have to be mined from the ground, so there are large numbers of asbestos miners, and those of whom don't use protective equipment are at high risk of developing the illness. Asbestos is frequently used in the construction trades, although there are protective measures taken today, it led to many exposures in the past. Lastly, in places where asbestos is no longer used, people who work on renovating or tearing down older buildings can be exposed, if proper protective measures aren't taken.

    Some individuals develop mesothelioma without direct occupational exposure to asbestos, either as a result of asbestos in the environment, or secondary exposure. Asbestos has contaminated air and water in the past, the most famous example being a set of villages in Turkey where close to 50% of the population dies of mesothelioma. People who work in the building trades, even if using proper ventilators, may bring asbestos fibers home on their clothing, leading to secondary exposure.  The loved ones of asbestos miners or people exposed in other professions can also come down with mesothelioma due to the fibers that are brought home.

    Asbestos exposure is a well known risk factor for mesothelioma. As this article has shown, there are a number of ways in which a person can be exposed to asbestos and develop mesothelioma, whether directly through mining or other work with asbestos, or in a secondary manner, either with asbestos fibers naturally in the environment or carried with loved one who works with asbestos directly.



Possible Asbestos Exposure Sites:

  • Texas Concrete
  • Thorpe Insulation Company
  • Knox Lee Steam Plant
  • Holiday Inn
  • Armco Steel Corporation
  • Texas Gypsum Company
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • Forest Park West
  • Mathanal Synthesis
  • Deer Park
  • City County Hospital
  • Holiday Center
  • West Texas Utility Company
  • Texas Rolling Mill Company
  • Mercantile National Bank Building
  • Sunoco Terminals, Inc.
  • Tex Mark, Inc
  • Huntsman Corp
  • Air Force Base
  • General Portland Cement, Inc.
  • Colony Square Apartments
  • Gulf Oil Refinery
  • East Texas Pulp and Paper Mill
  • American Oil Company
  • City Power Plant
  • The Edson Hotel
  • Veterans Field
  • Shell Refinery
  • Leon Creek Unit
  • Data Point Terminal