Mesothelioma Risk Factors
are peritoneal mesothelioma, affecting the abdominal cavity; pericardial mesothelioma, affecting the lining of
the heart; and pleural mesothelioma, affecting the lining of the lungs. The most common form is pleural
mesothelioma. You run the risk of suffering one of these types of mesothelioma if you have worked directly with
asbestos or asbestos products.
individuals at high risk of developing mesothelioma include:
products may also contain asbestos:
corrugated cement sheets used to
cover walls or ceilings;
coatings: artex and others
tile floor in v
inyl or thermoplastic
of wood fibers containing asbestos used as combustible
panels used as protection against fire, thermal insulation, and others
cardboard, paper and paper products used for insulation of electrical equipment.