According to a report in the British Journal of Cancer, a surprising 1 of 17 of UK carpenters born in the 1940s who worked in the field for ten years by the time they were 30 will develop mesothelioma. The statistics are qually grim for plumbers, electricians, and decorators with similar backgrounds have a 1 in 50 chance of developing the illness. These fields are particularly susceptible to mesothelioma, as they involve handling products containing asbestos, which causes 90% of all cases of mesothelioma.
While these statistics are specific to Britain, they highlight the dangers experienced by those who regularly handled asbestos.
If you or someone you love has suffered from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related health problems, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-781-3955 today.