On this blog, we often discuss scenarios in which people are exposed to asbestos on the job. The problem of negligent employers and manufacturers is that there are far too many of them, and people often develop asbestos-related diseases after having been exposed to airborne asbestos at work decades ago. However, the threat of asbestos exposure does not stop once you clock out of work. In fact, many homes that were built up until the mid-1980s were built using asbestos.
When most people learn about the risks associated with asbestos exposure, they may inaccurately believe that they are not in danger of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis and other related diseases. They may think they are safe because they have never worked in shipyards or on railways, and they have never been down in the mines where people used to acquire the toxic fiber. However, people come into contact with dangerous products that contain asbestos every day.