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Which are the risk factors for mesothelioma?

Even though the exposure to asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma, there are other aspects that can influence the development of the disease and increase the chances of getting mesothelioma:

  • working on military ships built with products that contain asbestos
  • working in the construction or automotive industries
  • accessing asbestos during a home renovation
  • working in an asbestos mine/asbestos processing plant 
  • living near an asbestos mine
  • exposure to mineral fibers

We wanted a resource where people who are looking for better help can find it, because one of the issues that I have found is that the diagnosis takes a little bit, some people don’t know if they are diagnosed or not. This is something that it is important enough, that is why I wanted to put the information together.