It has been generally known that plumbers are at greater risk to contract mesothelioma because of their exposure to asbestos products. Their proximity to asbestos in cement pipes, pipe wrap insulation and joint compound puts them at increased risk.
In a recent case the family of the late plumber Robert Swanson were awarded $5 million in compensation from boiler manufacturer Marley-Wylain Company, which produced the boilers Swanson installed and during which he was frequently exposed to asbestos.
An article in PLUMBER magazine points out the dangers:
“For plumbers — particularly those who do not wear protective gear — asbestos exposure may come from their interaction with:
• Asbestos-containing materials (aircell, pipe coating, block insulation, thermal insulation, certain plastics, and
• Asbestos-containing tools (cement, gaskets, welding rods, and more)
• Asbestos dust and asbestos fibers (released from pipes, insulation, and asbestos paper, and more)”
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