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Is it Possible to Develop Mesothelioma From One Exposure to Asbestos?

While it is possible, it is extremely unlikely to develop mesothelioma from one exposure to asbestos. Most cases of mesothelioma are associated with high levels of asbestos exposure, most commonly in the workplace.

Asbestos are minerals found naturally in the soil and rocks in areas around the world. Therefore, many people are exposed to low levels of asbestos in the air outdoors if they are in areas with increased levels of naturally occurring asbestos.

Previously, asbestos was used in many products due to its natural fire and heat resistance qualities. While it is still present in certain products today, most of its use in the United States has ended.

Workplace exposure over long periods presents a much high risk of the development of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Workplaces and professions with the highest risk of exposure include:

  • Miners
  • Automotive workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Construction workers
  • Navy service members
  • Plumbers
  • Insulations manufacturers and installers
  • It is also possible for workers to carry home asbestos fibers in their clothing and expose family members or persons in the home.

    The longer someone is exposed to asbestos at high levels, the more risks associated with the development of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.

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