People who worked in mining, milling, manufacturing, installation or removal of asbestos products before the late 1970s are at risk of asbestosis. Examples include:

  • Asbestos miners
  • Aircraft and auto mechanics
  • Building construction workers
  • Workers removing asbestos insulation around steam pipes in older buildings
  • Electricians
  • Shipyard workers
  • Boiler operators
  • Railroad workers

In general, it's safe to be around materials that are made with asbestos as long as the asbestos fibers are contained. This prevents them from getting into the air

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