Many people may already be aware that there are some folks who are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos than others. We have discussed how it was not uncommon for shipbuilders, plumbers, construction workers and soldiers in the U.S. Navy to have been exposed to the toxic material. They are often the ones who become victims of an asbestos-related disease later in life.
However, this is not to say that these are the only people who encountered dangerous levels of asbestos at some point. In fact, reports indicate that victims of diseases caused by asbestos are increasingly from a diverse background that may have nothing to do with working construction or installing insulation. Tracing back the source of exposure for these victims can be a challenge, but it is often crucial in order to secure compensation for victims and their families.