What You Should Know About Asbestos [Infographic]

Although asbestos has been confirmed a known human carcinogen, or cause of cancer, it is still legal in many countries around the world. The peak of asbestos use occurred from the late 1930s through the end of the 1970s, but the effects of its use, then and now, are still causing harm to many families.

There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Contact with asbestos is the leading cause of malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. Trying to understand a malignant mesothelioma diagnosis can be a difficult and overwhelming process. At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our lawyers have worked with thousands of patients and families affected by malignant mesothelioma and have seen the suffering it causes firsthand.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we hope you’ll find our website helpful in beginning to understand these diseases. We also strongly recommend you consult a physician or contact a mesothelioma research institution that can provide you with more personalized mesothelioma information.

The infographic below is an introduction to mesothelioma and asbestos.

Learn more about the types of mesothelioma or asbestos exposure.