Mesothelioma Victims Center Issues New Warning to Families: Second Hand Exposure to Asbestos is Possible Via Clothing from Family Members Exposed While at Work

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Inspired by recent conversations, the Mesothelioma Victims Center creates new focus on informing family members about the potential danger of second hand exposure to asbestos. The group says, "What most people do not know about second hand exposure to asbestos is that mesothelioma compensation can be as much for second hand exposure as it is for first hand exposure, and we want these types of victims to call us at 866-714-6466." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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Mesothelioma caused by second hand exposure to asbestos is a significant problem that we have to deal with numerous times per month.

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Mesothelioma caused by second hand exposure to asbestos is a significant problem that we have to deal with numerous times per month. Typically the victim reports never having worked in an environment that exposed them to asbestos, but ends up with a diagnosis of mesothelioma. We ask them about any family member possibly bringing home asbestos on work clothing. After that, we ask what type of work the family member that brought the asbestos home did. Nine times out of ten, we find out that this family member was exposed to asbestos in his/her workplace and unintentionally brought it home on their work clothing."

According to the American Cancer Society, "Millions of Americans may already have been exposed to asbestos. People at risk for asbestos exposure in the workplace include some miners, factory workers, insulation manufacturers and installers, railroad and automotive workers, ship builders, gas mask manufacturers, and construction workers. Family members of people exposed to asbestos at work can also have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma because asbestos fibers can be carried home on the clothes of the workers."

According to the CDC, between 2,500 and 3,000 individuals in the US will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year. Of this group, one out of three mesothelioma victims are Veterans of the United States Navy. Another one-third worked at a oil refinery, factory, shipyard, power plant, mine, manufacturing facility, chemical plant, railroad, city or county municipal water district, or as a plumber, electrician, construction worker, welder, boiler technician, or auto brake technician. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "There is no other group in the US as passionate about the best possible compensation for all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, especially any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma by second hand exposure to asbestos. If you call us at 866-714-6466, we promise to include on the spot access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys."

For more information, diagnosed victims of mesothelioma or their family members are encouraged to call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is the premier mesothelioma victims advocate in the United States for victims of mesothelioma. The center is also the best branded resource on the Internet in a Google search for: “Best possible financial compensation for mesothelioma” and “The nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys.” The center reminds the public, "The typical diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Most are men and of those, most were possibly exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy, at a manufacturing, industrial, or building trades workplace in the 1950s, through the 1980s. In many instances the family is uncertain as to how the diagnosed victim could have come into contact with asbestos. If you call us at 866-714-6466 we will devote our resources to helping the victim and the family figure out the answers to all the difficult questions."

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maine, Wyoming, and Washington. However based on the calls we receive we believe Florida, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington should also be on the list."

For more information about mesothelioma please visit the US Centers for Disease Control's web site about this asbestos exposure rare form of cancer.

The American Cancer Society has a very informative web site about mesothelioma, and secondary exposure.

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