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Exposed to Asbestos as a Child

Exposed to Asbestos as a Child

Children exposed to asbestos are at-risk for serious health conditions, including:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis

These asbestos-related illnesses can have latency periods anywhere from 10 to 50 years. If you were exposed to asbestos as a child, you could develop mesothelioma as a young or middle-aged adult.

Some of the most common sources of childhood asbestos exposure are:

Secondary exposure: Many adults were exposed to asbestos as children because a parent brought it home on his or her work clothes.  

Asbestos-containing products: In years past, asbestos has been found in certain brands of crayons and various toys.

Disturbed asbestos at school: Schools are currently required to identify and manage asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in school buildings. If ACM is disturbed or improperly removed, asbestos fibers can be released into the air and inhaled by students.

Although the commercial use of asbestos is nowhere near as widespread as it was in the first half of the 20th century, many adults are just now experiencing the first signs of asbestos diseases from childhood exposure.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness in Washington DC or the surrounding areas, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a consultation with our experienced personal injury attorney.