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Mesothelioma Dangers at Home & Secondary Exposure

Some people who develop mesothelioma never worked at a job where there was asbestos. What they may not realize was that they were being exposed to asbestos in their home - either from a parent, spouse or sibling who was bringing home asbestos on their work clothes (secondary exposure) - or from asbestos that was in the home or nearby. Into the late 20th century, many products used asbestos in home repair and remodeling projects, such as joint compounds and floor tiles, contained asbestos. Moreover, anyone who changed the brakes or clutches on their own car was exposed to asbestos.

Mesothelioma is caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers. The following are just a sample list of products that contain or contained asbestos fibers.

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  • Brakes
  • Clutches
  • Gaskets
  • Building plasters
  • Cements
  • Dry wall joint compounds
  • Shingles
  • Insulation
  • Textured paints
  • Filler in many plastics and adhesives (glues)
  • Paper production
  • Cement pipe
  • Undercoatings
  • Boilers
  • Building materials
  • Ceiling tiles
  • One brand of cigarettes
  • Some clothing/blankets
  • Compressors
  • Cooling towers
  • Cooling tower fill
  • Dental molds
  • Drilling muds and fluids
  • Dryer felts
  • Electrical materials
  • Elevators
  • Some fertilizer
  • Flooring materials/tiles
  • Gaskets/packing
  • HVAC systems
  • Insulating cements
  • Oil heaters/draft blowers
  • Pipe coverings
  • Certain chemicals
  • Pumps and valves
  • Steam traps/generators
  • Refractory products
  • Roofing/siding materials
  • Shipbuilding specialties
  • Cement/adhesives
  • Spray on insulation
  • Turbines
  • Welding rods
  • Certain uses in the aerospace industry
  • Certain agricultural uses and agricultural product

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