Risks of asbestos exposure

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Can family members also be at risk for exposure to asbestos?

Risks of asbestos exposure

There is some evidence that family members and others living with asbestos workers have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, and possibly other asbestos-related diseases. This risk may be the result of exposure to asbestos dust brought home on the clothing and hair of asbestos workers. Ever since the link bewteen asbestos and mesothelioma became known, asbestos workers are usually required to shower and change their clothing before leaving the workplace in order to reduce the chance of exposing family members to asbestos fibers.



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