Up until a few months ago, mesothelioma was something that most people had only heard of from attorney’s ads on television. They thought that it couldn’t happen to them. But the rare and deadly form of cancer has been very much in the news recently, as people have reported having been sickened by trusted household items like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, and a steam pipe explosion in a busy section of New York City spread asbestos particles into the air and may have contaminated nearby buildings. The renewed attention has many people wondering exactly what their risk level is, and what they should do if they have been exposed to asbestos.

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