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How much Asbestos Exposure does it take to get Mesothelioma?

How much Asbestos Exposure does it take to get Mesothelioma?

Occupational and secondary exposure to any amount of asbestos can be harmful, but the development of mesothelioma is influenced by:

  • The amount of asbestos
  • The duration of the exposure
  • How often the exposure occurred

According to the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, you are more likely to develop mesothelioma and other asbestos illnesses if you have been exposed to a high concentration of asbestos for a long time. You may also be at risk if exposed to asbestos frequently.

Although many cases of mesothelioma affect workers who have been employed with asbestos job sites for decades, other people are at risk as well. You could have been exposed to asbestos by:

  • Renovating a home
  • Living with someone who works with asbestos
  • Going to a public school with unsafely disturbed asbestos
  • Living near a factory that manufactures asbestos

If you have reason to believe you were exposed to any amount or duration of asbestos, you should seek a medical examination. Mesothelioma does not cause symptoms in its early stages, so careful medical monitoring is important.

If you think you may have been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more about legal representation in Baltimore, Maryland, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a free consultation.