Asbestos-related illnesses are not isolated to jobs in the United States. Worldwide, the toxic substance is causing cancer and lung diseases. We have previously discussed that workers in certain dustries are much more likely to develop these diseases, but a recent study into workplace asbestos exposure gives more insight into this troubling trend.
For decades now, it has been known that certain jobs and industries put workers in danger of being exposed to asbestos. People in the Navy, construction workers, plumbers, railroad employees and mechanics are among those jobs that put workers at risk. Now, however, truckers and others in the auto industry may be added to that list. A recent announcement explains that diesel exhaust is as dangerous and carcinogenic asbestos.