Mesothelioma At-Risk Products and Trades




Are You or a Loved One at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma or Another Asbestos-Related Disease?

There are many established trades that have worked with and around products containing asbestos. If you or a loved one worked with any of these products, in any of these trades, or in close proximity to one of these tradesmen and developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to file a legal claim and receive a substantial monetary recovery.

Potential Asbestos Products 

  • Steam line pipe covering
  • Block insulation
  • Cement sewer pipe
  • Asbestos fiber
  • Millboard
  • Gunning refractories
  • Mastics
  • Asbestos furnace cement
  • Asbestos blankets
  • Asbestos tape
  • Asbestos gloves and jackets
  • Asbestos gaskets & packing
  • Asbestos roofing felts
  • Asbestos roofing shingles
  • Roofing coating
  • Asbestos rope
  • Asbestos coated cable
  • Micarta board
  • Large electrical motors
  • Large insulated turbines & generators
  • Asbestos insulated pumps
  • Asbestos insulated valves
  • Large fans/blowers
  • Heat treat furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Brakes for overhead cranes and other equipment
  • Asbestos insulation/lining
  • Circuit breakers, switches, and electrical boxes
  • Wall and ceiling tiles
  • Fireproofing spray
  • Automobile and truck brakes, brake pads, and brake linings
  • Toasters and hairdryers
  • Potholders and ironing board covers


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Who is Most at Risk of Mesothelioma?

The length and frequency of asbestos exposure and the intensity of the exposure determines the risk of developing this disease. However, there have been cases where the patient had little or no asbestos exposure. Likewise, not all people who are exposed to asbestos develop mesothelioma.

Unfortunately, many military veterans are considered high risk for mesothelioma due to the prevalence of asbestos in many military products, barracks, vehicles, equipement, and more. 

Others who are considered high risk are those in trades related to building construction, including construction workers, plumbers, and insulators. This is because asbestos was very common in construction materials, building insulation, pipe wrappings, and other areas of various structures such as homes and office buildings.  

Similarly, firefighters and first responders are considered high risk because of their proximity to asbestos when older structures catch fire. 

Both railroad workers and ship builders are considered high risk, as asbestos was commonly used in ships and on railcars. 

Other industries and trades, as well as anyone who used the products listed above, are considered low to medium risk; however, as we mentioned, other factors contribute to risk, such as how long an individual was exposed to asbestos.

Additional Risk Factors

Some other factors can contribute to risk levels. Some of these include:

  • Age
  • Health issues
  • Genetics
  • Gender (men are more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma)
  • Diet
  • Tobacco use
  • Environment


"I’m lucky to be one of the longest surviving mesothelioma patients in the country, living over 20 years."
Michael L.

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