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Toxic exposure may also be the result of working conditions. Many occupations carry with them the risk of harmful exposure to toxic chemicals by workers who come in contact with them. Employees laboring in industries such as photo developing, fabrication, hospital work, airline work, mechanical repairs and construction are often vulnerable to toxic exposure.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues guidelines and regulations to employers, designed to protect workers from toxic exposure at work. However, accidents happen, often resulting in injuries to workers. Some workers become ill through the cumulative effects of toxic exposure over time, even when employers take precautions.
Claims for Mesothelioma cancer as a result of toxic exposure have been widely publicized and a number of companies have been found liable for the illness and related deaths. Attorneys have been successful in obtaining compensation for the victims of mesothelioma and their families. If you or someone you know believes that you have suffered toxic exposure, you should contact a personal injury attorney to determine your rights.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Toxic Exposure Prevention: ATSDR Priority
Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace