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January 06, 2003 9:22 PM
Who Is Exposed to Asbestos - Who is At Risk?

 Many occupations and lifestyles have a history of exposure to high levels of asbestos fiber. If you have engaged in one or more of the following occupations, you may wish to discuss this exposure with your physician. It is always important to tell your doctor of your history of asbestos exposure, whether direct or indirect. In addition to the following trades, all residents of towns with former asbestos manufacturing plants and all household residents of exposed workers are at risk of developing asbestos-realted medical conditions.

Asbestos plant workers
Auto mechanics
Boilermakers
Brake mechanics
Carpenters
Custodians
Demolition workers
Drywall tapes
Electricians
Engineers
Industrial plant workers
Insulators
Iron workers
Laborers
Longshoremen
Machinists
Maintenance workers
Masons
Merchant Marine
Metal lathers
Oil refinery workers
Pipe coverers
Pipefitters
Plasters
Plumbers
Power plant workers
Powerhouse workers
Railroad workers
Railroad workers
Roofers
Roofers
Sheet metal workers
Sheet metal workers
Steamfitters
Telephone repairmen
Tile setters
U.S. Navy personnel
Welders

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