Asbestos Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Cancer Increasing. The recent report of the Irish National Cancer Registry on mesothelioma in Ireland shows an increase in the number of people with mesothelioma cancer. Many of these are attributable to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. What action is the Irish government going to take to assist people who suffer from this dreadful disease? We are currently receiving enquiries from people who have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace or who have had secondary exposure to asbestos. If you have an enquiry please email us at Help@mlaw.ie or phone 01 87 444 22.
Background to Mesothelioma in Ireland
Often termed “asbestos cancer” although quiet rare in Ireland, it is on the increase and is primarily caused by exposure to airborne asbestos particles or fibres in the workplace. Traditionally occupations that were most closely associated with asbestos are construction and cement plant workers, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, shipyard workers, firemen and navy veterans. Fire fighters and rescue personnel attending the aftermath of 9/11 were exposed to dust that was extremely toxic and included asbestos.
While most cases of exposure to asbestos occur in the workplace there is an increasing concern about the secondary exposure of women and children. This arises as a consequence of workers handling asbestos products, and after a long day at work going home with work clothes, skin and hair covered in asbestos fibres creating a secondary exposure in the home.
We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries in relation to asbestos claims as a consequence of exposure in the workplace. Women who believe they have had secondary exposure to Asbestos have also contacted us. If you have a query regarding exposure to asbestos in the workplace or secondary exposure please email at Help@mlaw.ie us or phone 01 87 444 22.
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