Mesothelioma Causes

Unlike lung cancer, smoking does not cause mesothelioma. The main risk factor known for the occurrence of mesothelioma is asbestos. Today, the risks of working with or near asbestos are well known and are strictly prohibited. However, it does not prevent that some occupations from exposing individual to this deadly substance. People who are more easily exposed to asbestos are those who exercise the profession of:

  • Welder
  • Plomber
  • Shipbuilder
  • Brake lining worker 
  • Pipe fitter 
  • Power Plant worker 
  • Boiler maker and repairer  
  • Insulators (those who install insulating materials)
  • Miner of asbestos.      
  • Railroad worker
  • Worker in the production of fire bricks, fire-retardant paints, asbestos cement.


Types Of Mesothelioma                         Mesothelioma Risk Factors

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