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In recent news about asbestos and related health risks, a man exposed to the carcinogen while serving with the Navy has been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
His wife of 55 years recalled that he had joined the Navy in 1947, but spent most of his working life helping with a family business. However, during his time with the Navy, he had worked on insulated boilers and was exposed to asbestos every day. Her husband, who had previously been physically fit, was later diagnosed with the asbestos disease.
Asbestos Exposure Aboard Ship
Navy boilers were often insulated with asbestos and older heating equipment can contain gaskets, asbestos paper and asbestos string. These materials placed the boiler tender in harm's way of asbestos dust and fibers. Installing a boiler typically entailed hammering and sanding, thus making the cancerous asbestos fibers airborne. Because boiler tenders and boilermakers were tasked with the maintenance and repair of boilers with asbestos-containing materials, their exposure was continuous.
Many old boilers containing asbestos are still in operation. This puts Navy veterans, whether they worked on the ships at sea or doing repairs on ships at a Navy Yard, at risk for asbestos disease.
Many boiler tenders have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
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