Asbestos exposure increases the risk of lung cancer.
How does asbestos cause lung cancer?
While lung cancer is commonly attributed to smoking, exposure to asbestos has been proven to increase the risk of developing lung cancer as well.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined the higher the concentration of asbestos fibers a person is exposed to, the higher the risk of lung cancer.
Individuals in occupations in which asbestos or asbestos dust is present in a confined area carry an elevated risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.
- Chemical Plants
- Power Plants
- Steel Mills