Going back to the topic of Asbestos and that being the leading cause of Mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, I found this interesting list of Occupations that have a higher risk of   exposure.

Many occupations have an increased risk for developing lung cancer. For example, asbestos insulation workers have 92 times the risk of developing lung cancer, and smelter workers have 3-8 times the risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer is also increased in people who work in the manufacturing of certain industrial gases, pharmaceuticals, soaps and detergents, paints, inorganic pigments, plastics, and synthetic rubber. The risk of developing lung cancer is related to the amount of exposure to the cancer-causing agent.

Trades

  • Manufacturing of asbestos products (insulation, roofing, building, materials)
  • Vehicle repair (brakes & clutches)
  • Construction workers and contractors
  • Maritime workers
  • Miners and drillmen
  • Offshore rust removals
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Power plants
  • Railway workers
  • Sand or abrasive manufacturers
  • Shipyards / ships / ship builders
  • Steel mills
  • Tile cutters

Occupations

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Boiler makers
  • Bricklayers
  • Building Inspectors
  • Carpenters
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Floor Coverings
  • Furnace Workers
  • Glazers
  • Grinders
  • Hod carriers
  • Insulators
  • Iron workers
  • Laborers
  • Longshoremen
  • Maintenance workers
  • Merchant marines
  • Millwrights
  • Operating Engineers
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Sand blasters
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Steam fitters
  • Tile setters
  • Welders
  • United States Navy veterans
  • Welders

Many occupations have an increased risk for developing lung cancer. For example, asbestos insulation workers have 92 times the risk of developing of lung cancer, and smelter workers have 3-8 times the risk of developing lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer is also increased in people who work in the manufacturing of certain industrial gases, pharmaceuticals, soaps and detergents, paints, inorganic pigments, plastics, and synthetic rubber. The risk of developing lung cancer is related to the amount of exposure to the cancer-causing agent.

Source with additional information: http://www.mesothelioma-lung-cancer.org/risk-jobs.html

After reading that list, I went back to the male vs female statistics from earlier in the month. Quite the correlation!

“The age-adjusted death rate for lung cancer is higher for men (63.6 per 100,000 persons) than for women (39.0 per 100,000 persons). It also is higher for Blacks (53.4 per 100,000 persons) compared to Whites (50.2 per 100,000 persons).”

Source: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/resources/facts-figures/lung-cancer-fact-sheet.html

 

John Goodby, the promotor for NorCal Rock Racing, took his buggy out to see what they could do in the snow.  He called giggling like a little boy.  I think they had fun!  Photo by Stephanie Rountree.

John Goodby snow Mesothelioma