Posts Tagged ‘secondary exposure’

Secondary asbestos exposure increases risk of mesothelioma, study says

16 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

workers at WTC 100x100 Secondary asbestos exposure increases risk of mesothelioma, study says Household or secondary asbestos exposure occurs when the family members of a worker who is exposed to asbestos are also exposed to the known human carcinogen through clothing or other materials used on the job. While the law’s application to secondary asbestos exposure is still under debate, new research is suggesting household exposure does indeed have an effect on family members’ health, particularly female members. (more…)


‘Third wave’ of asbestos victims being diagnosed with mesothelioma

19 Jun 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

carpenter 100x100 Third wave of asbestos victims being diagnosed with mesotheliomaIn Australia, which has the highest per capital rate of mesothelioma in the world, doctors and researchers are seeing a new wave of younger people diagnosed. They call these patients the “third wave” or the “bystander wave.” (more…)