Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos affects more than just industrial, construction, and factory employees. Asbestos products were used to construct buildings, ships, automobiles, appliances, household goods, and even some toys throughout the 20th century, and many workers unknowingly brought asbestos fibers home, putting their families at risk. If you worked in a high-risk occupation or made use of asbestos-containing products at any time in your life, you and/or your family members may be at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, or asbestosis through simple, everyday tasks such as doing the laundry.

Many people have developed asbestos-related diseases without knowing they were ever exposed. Its widespread use has made generations of Americans susceptible to developing severely life-threatening diseases. Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli has held asbestos defendants accountable for the harm they have caused to American families for more than 30 years.

Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

While it has become common knowledge that asbestos exposure can lead to health complications, many people don’t know about the dangers of secondhand exposure to asbestos, which can include:

  • Release of materials into the air or water by demolition of structures
  • Being near a road paved with crushed serpentine stone
  • Living near an asbestos mine
  • Handling the work clothes of asbestos miners or millers
  • Exposure to asbestos fibers that have clung to upholstery, or a family member’s clothing or hair

Our attorneys are some of the most experienced asbestos litigation attorneys in the nation. We help victims identify symptoms and obtain diagnoses from highly qualified medical professionals.

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