If you are an electrician, hopefully your employer has warned you about the dangers of working with wiring within older residential and commercial structures. Precautions need to be taken when working with older wiring systems because they are likely to be insulated with asbestos-containing materials.
Electricians are some of those most at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease due to past exposure on the job. Illnesses like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestos can all take years or decades to develop within exposed individuals. You might be long retired by the time you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.
If you are an electrician who suspects you have been exposed to asbestos on the job, alert a medical professional immediately. This will help them more accurately monitor your respiratory health and catch asbestos-related symptoms early on. If you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, an asbestos lawyer can help determine if you are entitled to compensation for your condition.