Saturday, October 3, 2009
Family members of workers exposed to asbestos.
Perhaps the most tragic aspect of mesothelioma is the innocent family members of workers that had no direct exposure to the material but suffer from the disease nonetheless. Workers who dealt with this deadly material often carried microscopic asbestos fibers home with them in their clothes and hair, which caused secondary exposure to their families and friends. Over time, these innocent victims can develop mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other fatal conditions.