Veterans May Be at High Risks of Asbestos Exposure

All military personnel could be at an elevated risk of developing mesothelioma, a very rare disease that is well known for being associated with victims exposed to asbestos fibers. Asbestos was a mineral that was very popular amongst manufactures and building material suppliers across the nation. The attributes of the mineral were phenomenal and supplied a cheaper and more efficient way of developing products.

The mineral was banned from commercial use in the late 1970’s but there are still many ways exposure to asbestos can happen. With there still being many military bases and shipyards that were most likely built with asbestos containing materials, leaves anyone who worked in that environment at a higher risk of developing symptoms of asbestos exposure. When the debris from products that contain asbestos are disturbed the tiny fibrous particles can be inhaled and cause a major health concern.

With no laws in place to limit the use of asbestos, it was pretty much added to majority of products that benefited from its positive attributes. In the late 1970s, researchers had revealed the mineral asbestos as a carcinogenic and a major health hazard.

Getting to know your options when diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. It is highly recommended to due your research when dealing with a loved one diagnosed with a cancer related to asbestos exposure. The team at Mesowatch offers a free confidential case evaluation and will connect you with the nations top asbestos litigators. Visit to research more about asbestos exposure and the compensation options that you may be entitled to if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma.