Mesothelioma Is a Hazard of This Unlikely Occupation
Every job has hazards, but sometimes the greatest dangers are found in occupations where they are least expected.
Take, for instance, new evidence that shows winemakers may be at risk of exposure to asbestos, which can lead to the development of a deadly cancer known as Mesothelioma. Reports indicate some filters used in the winemaking process can contain asbestos.
According to an article from Surviving Mesothelioma, the discovery was made after a man who worked at an Italian winery for several decades was found to have developed Mesothelioma. An investigation uncovered the asbestos-containing filter and officials were able to determine the worker was exposed to the deadly material either during filter changes or through particles that made their way into the wine.
While this is the first documented case of the disease being associated with winemakers, eight other similar cases have arisen since 1993.
These reports truly underscore just how common asbestos is in the products we are exposed to on a daily basis. They are also a reminder to be vigilant of our health and surroundings while at work.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we understand the devastating effect Mesothelioma can have on a person and that’s why our St. Louis personal injury lawyers are here to help. If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma and have questions regarding your legal rights, feel free to call us for answers and a free consultation of your case by dialing (314) 499-1190.