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Mesothelioma Risk for Appliance Installers

Household appliances have revolutionized the way in which we complete many of our household tasks. Whether it’s washing our clothes or doing the dishes, these everyday household appliances have saved us countless hours of manual labor as we try to keep our daily chores under control. Unfortunately, the men and women who work as household appliance installers are put at risk of asbestos exposure as they work to install some of our most valued appliances.

The risk is mainly associated with appliance installers who are replacing older appliances. Up until the 1970s, asbestos was used throughout the United States and could be found in thousands of products, including older appliances. This presents a risk to modern household appliance installers who have to first disconnect and move old appliances to make room to install the updated appliances.

The Risks of Older Homes

Appliance installers need to be especially careful in houses build before the 1970s. Before that time, asbestos was used as an insulator, so these homes often have asbestos wrapped pipes that were used to keep the water hot. Older homes may also have floor and ceiling tiles that contain asbestos, since asbestos fibers were used to strengthen these materials. The primary concern, however, should be the older appliances.

Appliance installers work directly with older hot water heaters, stoves, washing machines, and ovens that contain asbestos for the purpose of controlling the heat used by these appliances. Inhaling or ingesting the asbestos fibers may lead to serious health concerns, including the development of mesothelioma.

Contact a Mesothelioma Attorney

Installers who have had to work with older appliances should speak with a mesothelioma lawyer immediately if they have been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma. A knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyer has the ability to effectively evaluate your case and provide you with the superior legal guidance needed as you file a lawsuit against your employer or other companies responsible for your mesothelioma.

Contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955.

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