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Laundry Leads to Dangerous Asbestos Exposure

While it is widely recognized that workers of all kinds may come in contact with materials that contain asbestos, the danger that this presents to the workers’ families is not often discussed. Many times, the family laundry is completed by the mother of the family; however, larger families may divvy up the work to one of the children of the household. Although this is an effective way to ensure that the family chores get done, it may put the person in charge of the laundry at risk of developing serious health conditions.

Mesothelioma, a dangerous form of cancer, is caused by the ingestion or inhalation of asbestos fibers into the lungs. Symptoms of the condition may not appear right away in younger children, causing the problem to go unnoticed and untreated for many years. Mothers and children who may complete the family’s laundry may find themselves at risk of asbestos exposure by handling their husband’s or father’s work clothes, which may contain asbestos fibers. The roles may be reversed, of course, as many women have taken on jobs that put them at risk of asbestos exposure. In any case, the worker’s clothes may still contain dangerous asbestos fibers, causing whoever completes the laundry to be exposed to the fibers as they wash the worker’s clothes. Several cases reported in news articles mention the development of mesothelioma in wives, mothers, and daughters who often complete the laundry for the family.

If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma due to dangerous asbestos exposure, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart to discuss the details of your case. The mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart have extensive experience handling this type of case and will be able to expertly guide you throughout the complex legal process. Contact the mesothelioma lawyers today by calling 886.950.9000.

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