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People believed to be in the high risk category for getting mesothelioma are those who were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis (six months or more) while on the job. Among the list of occupations closely linked to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are:

  • Military Veterans (especially the U.S. Navy)
  • Construction Workers
  • Demolition or Renovation Crews
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Insulators
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Asbestos Mine Workers or Millers
  • Boiler Workers
  • Asbestos Manufacturing Plant Workers
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Telecommunication Industry
  • Refineries
  • Power Plants
  • Paper Mills
  • Foundries
  • Heat Transferring Manufactures
  • Commercial and Residential New Construction during 1940s and 1970s
  • Public Schools and Universities
  • Vehicle Mechanics

People who remember handling asbestos or asbestos-like materials, or those who recall being exposed to thick clouds of asbestos-containing dust while on the job, are at a higher risk for developing mesothelioma. Recently, rescue workers and cleanup crews involved in the removal of debris from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks in New York City have reported asbestos-related symptoms and lung complications. [The Mesothelioma Center]