A Parent’s Legacy of Asbestos Disease: Secondary Exposure
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job.
Over the years, these workers were exposed daily to asbestos dusts and fibers. But what they didn’t know is that they were bringing dangerous asbestos dusts home, or that a generation later, their children would become sick with asbestos-related diseases like Mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer.
Texas resident Allen Donely is one of these cases. His father worked as a painter and auto body repairman, and would come home with asbestos dust on his clothing. Mr. Donely also breathed in asbestos dust and fibers over the years doing home repairs, maintenance and remodeling projects, as well as by doing automotive repairs where he was exposed to asbestos in brake linings.
Mr. Donely was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a serious form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He is one of the many children of asbestos workers who, although they had little direct exposure to asbestos, have contracted Mesothelioma because of this second hand exposure.
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