Who Is At Risk?
Until the late 1980’s, asbestos was commonly used in thousands of work and household products. Asbestos uses varied, from every-day items like pot holders and aprons, to car and truck brake pads, to innumerable industrial uses.
Often individuals are not aware they have even been exposed to asbestos-containing products. But with the many varied uses asbestos has been put to over the past decades, many people are at risk of a mesothelioma.
Read more in our articles about occupational asbestos exposure and the risk of exposure to those who are in an area where others are using asbestos. It is also important to be aware of the risk of household exposure to asbestos resulting from a worker bringing asbestos home on work clothes.
If you believe that you may have been exposed to asbestos, you should be sure to tell your doctor. People in high risk groups, such as those with known occupational exposure or take home exposure, should consult their physician and have regular physical exams.