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Mesothelioma Affects Carpenters Heavily

A recent study published by the British Journal of Cancer has shown that about 1 in 17 British carpenters born in the 1940s will be afflicted with mesothelioma. The study involved ovet 600 mesothelioma patients and 1,400 healthy people. The results showed that men born in the 1940s who worked as carpenters for 10 years before they were 30 were at a very high risk of mesothelioma and an even higher risk of asbestos related cancer.

For plumbers, electricians and decorators who meet the same requirements, the risk of developing mesothelioma is about 1 in 50. For other construction workers, it is 1 in 125. For every case of mesothelioma, however, there is approximately one case of other asbestos related cancer. This means that these workers are about twice as likely to  develop some sort of asbestos related cancer.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.

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