A successful and beloved general practitioner has died from malignant mesothelioma. Her family researched quite extensively to see how and why the doctor contracted asbestos-related cancer. Their investigation led them to discover that hospital construction workers used asbestos in the construction of a hospital she worked in during the 1970s and 1980s.
Construction workers used asbestos in almost every public and commercial building constructed before the 1980’s in the United States. As a fireproofing material, a worker applied the substance to steel beams and columns during construction of multistory buildings. Because of its strength, materials even added asbestos to concrete, asphalt, vinyl materials in roof shingles, pipes, siding, wallboard, floor tiles, joint compounds, and adhesives. Its heat-resistant qualities made asbestos the perfect thermal insulation. Another material used is acoustical plaster. Walls and ceilings received this spray mixture. In short, it was the miracle material of the building industry.
Hospital Asbestos Exposure
When the doctor received a mesothelioma diagnosis, she was shocked. She felt some shoulder pain that she wrote off as a pulled muscle. However, after an examination, she discovered the pain was from mesothelioma tumors throughout her ribcage. This didn’t make sense to her. Yet, after a brief investigation, she and her family concluded the exposure came from a public hospital where she had conducted rounds years earlier. Construction workers used asbestos in insulation around the facility’s hot water and steam pipes and had accumulated on top of ceiling tiles. This also spread the asbestos fibers into the air in the hallways.
Many people don’t realize that construction can use asbestos in building materials anywhere. Unfortunately, most won’t realize the exposure until it is too late.
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