Hair Dryers Place Women at Risk for Mesothelioma
July, 2008 -- Asbestos-related illnesses have long been associated with occupational exposure on job sites, including shipyards, asbestos mines, and construction sites. And asbestos exposure has been definitively linked to lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, a type of deadly cancer.
But, in 1979 The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission received an third-party analysis which confirmed that asbestos fibers emitted from hair dryers may pose a significant health threat to consumers.
Because hair dryers are most commonly used by women, some believe that we will observe a jump in cases of women diagnosed with mesothelioma over the next few decades.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and suffering from an asbestos-related problem, such as mesothelioma, contact Weitz & Luxenberg for a free legal review.