Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Risk
The risk of developing Mesothelioma is not restricted to those who worked directly with or around Asbestos.
Family members of those exposed daily to Asbestos are also at significant risk of developing Mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer via second-hand asbestos exposure.
Also referred to as "Passive Asbestos Exposure" or "Take-Home Asbestos Exposure", second-hand Asbestos exposure often affects spouses and children of those whose occupations had a high asbestos exposure risk.
Family members of those who worked in the following industries (between the 1940s and the 1980s) may be endangered by second-hand Asbestos exposure:
Those who lived near Asbestos mines or factories that produced asbestos-related products also face a risk of developing Mesothelioma from environmental second-hand Asbestos exposure.