Mesothelioma Primary Risk Factor


What is the number one risk factor for mesothelioma? That’s right. Asbestos. It is known that asbestos exposure is the number one risk factor for mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure is scientifically known as the cause of mesothelioma. What’s scary is that you don’t need to see asbestos directly to be exposed to them. In this article, we will talk about asbestos exposure, be it direct or indirect, as the mesothelioma primary risk factor.

History of Asbestos Exposure

The risk of you developing mesothelioma is increased if you have been exposed to asbestos fibers directly. This often times happen in the workplace. People who have more risk of developing mesothelioma include those who work as construction workers, factory workers, miners, insulation manufacturers, firefighter, auto mechanics and military officer. Also, exposure at home is possible as well. This is especially true for those who live in an older house (built before the 1970s) since the house is likely to have asbestos in it.
Living with people who are exposed to asbestos
The reason is that people who are exposed to asbestos can carry asbestos fibers on their skin and clothing. Exposure to these fibers for years can put others in the house at risk. To reduce the risk of carrying asbestos fibers, people who are exposed to asbestos should shower and change clothes before they leave work.
Family history
Do you have a family member who has mesothelioma? If you do, the risk of you developing mesothelioma is increased.

Those are the risk factors for mesothelioma. If you experienced work-related asbestos exposure and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may want to get financial support. You can get compensation from company you work at or the military if you are a veteran. The process to get compensation can be difficult and complex. Because of this, you should consult with a mesothelioma law firm so you know what you can and can’t do about your situation.


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