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Asbestos Exposure During the Korean War

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  • Asbestos Exposure During the Korean War

    • Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center
    • Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource Center
    • Mesothelioma Lawyers
    • Korean War Memoirs

Asbestos Exposure During the Korean War

  • Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center - The Center's website reveals the fact that more than 300 products, particularly those used by the Navy from the 1930s through the 1970s, contained asbestos.  That website states:

"Clearly, virtually no portion of a naval ship was asbestos-free between the '30s and mid-70s, making Navy veterans and shipyard workers one of the most at-risk groups for developing asbestos-related diseases."

Thousands of veterans developed mesothelioma, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy.  To learn more about veterans' exposure to asbestos, visit

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource Center - This resource provides information about mesothelioma lawyers and litigation, the latest news about mesothelioma and asbestos cancer, treatment options and mesothelioma and veterans.  It can be viewed on the Internet at
  • Mesothelioma Cancer and Veterans is a site dedicated to providing news and information on mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other respiratory conditions caused by asbestos exposure. Veterans who served between the 1930s and 1970s faced a high-risk of asbestos exposure, particularly Navy veterans.
  • Mesothelioma Treatment - As I recently searched for resources regarding naval vessels, I came across your site, Korean War Educator. My name is Christian and as the communications coordinator for, I feel that my site represents a valuable resource to the visitors of Korean War Educator. As our military veterans age, it becomes increasingly important to ensure their continued health, especially after they sacrificed so much for their nation.  Unfortunately, the dangers our veterans face do not end with the close of their military service. As a result of the materials used in many military applications, veterans of all military branches almost certainly encountered the toxin, asbestos, during their service. However, veterans of the navy and those who served on naval vessels face the highest risk because asbestos was such a prevalent insulator on-board. Of all individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma today, 30% served in the armed forces.  I encourage you to share our site,, on that page as a text link.
  • Mesothelioma Lawyers - The Korean War Educator does not endorse any particular lawyer with regards to mesothelioma claims.  However, information about attorneys who deal with this deadly disease is welcome for posting in case it might be of use to Korean War veterans.
    • The Mesothelioma Lawyer Center offers comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information, but with an emphasis on the legal options available to asbestos victims and their families. The legal options available to asbestos victims are of the utmost importance, so that victims and their families can pay for medical expenses and receive compensation for the pain and suffering they endure.   The Center's website is: The KWE requested information about the fees that the Center charges veterans and found out the following from company representative Susan Kolb: "The standard fee is 40%, keeping in mind the client pays nothing up front, the attorney covers expenses, and the client pays nothing if the case is unsuccessful.."
  • Korean War Memoirs - See also the story of Allen Johnson on the Korean War Educator.

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