Some of those most at risk of developing mesothelioma in their lifetime are workers in "blue collar" positions. Blue collar workers are working class people who perform manual labor. Because these workers spent so much time around asbestos-containing materials and products, they are more likely to have experienced prolonged exposure to the substance, especially before it was declared a health hazard by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Many of us had this past Monday off of work, in honor of Labor Day. This holiday has been celebrated for over 100 years and is a continual reminder of the hard work, dedication, and strength of our nation.