Those who have worked on shipyards and aboard ships were at risk of asbestos exposure and developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer that can take 20-50 years to develop. www.asbestos.com features extensive information on asbestos. The organization works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups at no cost. Taking a look at www.asbestos.com can help inform former and current maritime workers of the dangers of asbestos and the steps involved if affected.
The Mesothelioma Justice Network at Asbestos.net provides educational resources, support, and information to anyone that may have questions about asbestos.