DANGEROUS SHIPYARD OCCUPATIONS
Naval valve specialists risk mesothelioma
when they work around asbestos
February 24, 2009 -- About one-third of the people in the United States who
have been diagnosed with mesothelioma were
exposed to asbestos in the Navy. For many years Navy ships used asbestos as insulation, especially in boiler rooms where a valve specialist often had to work.
Any time a valve specialist makes a repair to asbestos-encrusted boilers and
heating pipes asbestos can be easily disturbed, causing fibers to become
airborne and inhaled by seamen in the vicinity.
Older vessels in particular create a hazard when valve specialists clean or
repair boiler room infrastructure, where asbestos insulation is most common.
Since mesothelioma can take decades to manifest, seamen who were exposed many
years ago are only now being diagnosed with asbestos-related injuries like
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