- Created on Monday, 19 December 2011
- Written by Mark A. DiCello
Risks of mesothelioma
Exposure to asbestos typically occurs in one of several settings. The most common of course is industry employees who are exposed while manufacturing asbestos-related products. Despite the fact that the Federal government placed restrictions and bans on the vast majority of asbestos products and uses, chrysotile asbestos (often called "white asbestos") continues to be used in products like ceiling tiles, roofing tiles, and as an ingredient in an asbestos-cement compound. Also, automobile repair workers, specifically those who specialize in clutch and brake repairs, are sometimes at risk for mesothelioma and other medical conditions.