People working in construction, building, demolition or in the making of heating products have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. The length of asbestos exposure and the intensity of the exposure determines the risk for developing this disease. However, there have been cases where the patient had little or no asbestos exposure. Likewise, not all people who are exposed to asbestos develop mesothelioma.
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set safety requirements and limits for asbestos exposure in the workplace. People working with asbestos are required to have protective equipment. In addition, asbestos workers are generally required to shower and changes clothes before returning home. This requirement protects the families of asbestos workers who can be exposed to the asbestos fibers on the worker's clothing or hair.
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