Mesothelioma Information Series – Asbestos can be found in many building materials, including insulation, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, roofing shingles, and cement products. Additionally, it can be found in automotive parts, such as brake pads, clutch facings, and gaskets, and in some textiles, such as fire-resistant clothing. Because asbestos was widely used in construction and industry for many years, it is still present in many older buildings and products. It’s important to be aware of the potential for asbestos exposure when working with or around these materials and to take appropriate precautions to avoid inhaling asbestos fibers.
There are many trades and occupations that have historically been exposed to asbestos at work. Some of the most commonly affected trades include:
- Construction workers: Construction workers are often exposed to asbestos through materials such as insulation, roofing, flooring, and cement products.
- Electricians: Electricians may be exposed to asbestos when working with electrical panels, wiring, or insulation.
- Plumbers: Plumbers may be exposed to asbestos when working with pipes or insulation.
- Shipyard workers: Shipyard workers may be exposed to asbestos through insulation and other materials used in shipbuilding and repair.
- Mechanics: Mechanics may be exposed to asbestos through brake linings and other automotive parts.
- Firefighters: Firefighters may be exposed to asbestos when fighting fires in buildings that contain asbestos-containing materials.
- Industrial workers: Industrial workers in many different industries may be exposed to asbestos through insulation, machinery, and other materials.
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