Submariner develops lung disease from years of breathing asbestos dust
A former submariner recently discovered that he had a lung ailment caused years ago by exposure to asbestos, reported the North West Evening Mail on August 27, 2008.
He has now dedicated himself to writing about his experience for a submariners’ association newsletter to let his fellow former employees know about the dangers of asbestos.
The man, who is just 62, served on submarines for two decades before completing his career working at a shipyard in fleet support.
He was an engineer aboard submarines and sometimes did repairs that entailed cutting into pipes insulated with asbestos.
He also prepared asbestos insulation using asbestos powder and water.
At the time, there were no warnings and no awareness of the potential dangers for submariners.
Many submariners and other ship crew have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
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