• An interesting question was sent to me this morning. Workplace related cancer.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Friday, June 26, 2020

    An interesting question was sent to me this morning. Workplace related cancer.

    Was your diagnosis related to your workplace? If so, what type of cancer, what was your job, and what was the suspected cause?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • buckhunter's Avatar
      buckhunter

      I asked my doctor about that and he just said that if we knew for sure what caused my type of cancer that they would be able to keep it from happening. I don't see how these attorneys who are suing companies for causing cancer to people can prove that is what caused their cancer.

      about 1 month ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      No official cause was ever attributed for the adenocarcinoma in my left lung, but I have been diagnosed with asbestosis (which causes mesothelioma) and I worked in a steel mill on the pickle line, which is a cleaning process involving acid. Some days the acid fumes in the air were so heavy that my sinuses, throat, and lungs would burn. The company's answer was ~ it's sulphuric acid, which your body produces anyway, so it won't hurt you. They later added newer, better fume exhausting equipment which helped a lot. Not for the employees, but because the fumes were eating holes in the steel walls of the building.

      about 1 month ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      My husband worked in a food warehouse for a major supermarket chain so he was exposed to pesticides for mice and bugs, mold, fungus and heaven knows what else. When he was diagnosed with sclc, he was asked about those type of exposures but they determined that his 43 years of smoking was the direct cause. I had forgotten about the other things until they asked.

      about 1 month ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Not me, but I used to do workers comp. One of my clients was a steel foundry. Back in the day, they used lots of asbestos, and we had the first couple lung cancer claims just before I left. Also had a guy doing research for another client. He developed silicosis, which is like asbestos but with breathing in silicon instead.

      Fun fact, in Ohio, if you work several different places with asbestos, only the most current exposure is held liable. So if you were exposed to asbestos for 30 years with company A then change jobs and have 2 years exposure with company B, only company B is held responsible. Now, that could have changed, but that's how it was 10 years ago...

      about 1 month ago

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