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Mesothelioma Stats & Asbestos Locations in Massachusetts

There are over 400 asbestos sites in Massachusetts that use asbestos, and they are not just work industries but include public buildings like, retirement homes, academic buildings, library buildings, banks and movie theatre’s.

Cities in Massachusetts 

If you or anyone you know has ever lived and or worked, in any of the following cities, there is a likelihood that you might have unknowingly contaminated and therefore your health detrimentally affected by Mesothelioma or it’s causing agent – Asbestos. Look below and see if your city, or a city of a loved one, is on the list.

• Attleboro
• Bedford
• Boston
• Braintree
• Brockton
• Cambridge
• Canton
• Charlestown
• Chelsea
• Chicopee
• Dartmouth
• Dorchester
• East Boston
• Everett
• Fairhaven
• Fall River
• Falmouth

• Fitchburg
• Framingham
• Gardner
• Haverhill
• Holyoke
• Hyannis
• Hyde Park
• Lawrence
• Lowell
• Lynn
• Malden
• Mansfield
• Medford
• Middleboro
• Natick
• New Bedford
• Newton

• Northampton
• Pittsfield
• Plymouth
• Quincy
• Salem
• Sandwich
• Somerville
• South Boston
• Springfield
• Taunton
• Waltham
• Watertown
• West Springfield
• Westfield
• Weymouth
• Woburn
• Worcester

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History of Asbestos in MA

The use of asbestos goes as far back as the American Civil War. It was Henry Johns that started the H.W. Johns Manufacturing Company which used asbestos building materials and later was renamed as the John’s-Maniville Division of Berkshire-Hathaway. Sadly, the very thing that made him wealthy, caused his death at the age of 60.

In the last thirty years or more as many as 1,372 Massachusetts residents have died from asbestos. Approximately half of them (613) died of mesothelioma. Many of them were exposed in factories or buildings that used asbestos for insulating electrical wires or fireproofing. All meant to protect from caustic & corrosive chemicals. Others were exposed to asbestos in structures over one hundred years old.

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Asbestos Mining

Not all states have asbestos to mine. Massachusetts happens to be home to (2) naturally-occurring asbestos deposits where W.R. Grace & Company did Commercial mining. One of the deposits is found near Pittsfield, In the western side of the state; the other is not far from the Quabbin Reservoir, close to Harvard Forest.
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Statistics & Reported Deaths

Most deaths in Massachusetts tend to be from asbestosis rather than lung cancer or mesothelioma. In reality this does not make sense, because asbestosis is not malignant nor progressive and can be treated.   Awareness is the key… Once the person is removed from the source of asbestos, the disease stops, especially if treated. Mesothelioma on the other hand is incurable. Once they have it the average life span is around 18 months.
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Work sites known for Asbestos Exposure

Below is a comprehensive list of companies, operating in Massachusetts that have had known cases of Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Pericardial Mesothelioma, or Testicular Mesothelioma. Workers who were employed at any of these companies may have been subjected to life threatening levels of Asbestos.
Companies in alphabetical order:

• A & P Warehouse
• Academy of The Assumption
• Acands, Inc.
• Adams Flood Control Project
• Allied Container
• Amdur Leather Company Inc
• Amdur-Limon Tanning Company
• American Can Company
• American Hoechst
• American Optical Corporation
• American Wood Board
• Ames Worsted Company
• Amherst College
• Amherst Company
• Amherst Graduate Research Center
• Andover High School
• Andover Plumbing & Heating
• Ann & Hope Department Store
• Apex Chemical-Teknor
• Archer Rubber Company
• Arnold Print Works
• Aspinock Corp Hampton Print Works Div
• Assawansett Elementary School
• Athol Table Manufacturing Company
• Babson School
• Bancroft Arnold Print Company
• Barnstable County Jail
• Barnstable Court House
• Barnstable Elementary School
• Barnstable High School
• Barnstable Maritime Academy
• Barnstable Middle School
• Barnstable Power Plant
• Bay State Abrasive Products
• Bear Swamp Hydroelectric Plant
• Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company
• Berkshire Gas Company
• Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
• Beverly Gas and Electric Company
• Beverly Hospital
• Bird & Son Flooring Plant
• Bird & Son Roofing
• Bird and Son Inc
• Blackstone Manufacturing Company
• Blackstone Millville Regional School
• Blake and Knowles Works
• Bliss Marine
• Board of Education
• Borden Chemical Company
• Boston and Northern St Railway Company
• Boston Bridge Works
• Boston Edison Company
• Boston Naval Shipyard
• Boston Technical High School
• Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company
• Braintree Electric Light Dept.
• Brayton Point Station
• Bridgewater State College
• Bridgewater State Prison
• Bridgewater State Teachers College
• Brighton High School
• Brightwater Paper Company
• Brimball School
• Brookline Hospital
• Brookline Police Station
• Burbank Hospital
• Butler and Ullman, Inc.
• Buzzards Bay Mar. Acad.-Gym & Pool
• Buzzards Bay Maritime Academy
• Buzzards Bay Maritime Academy-Library
• Buzzards Bay Prison
• Byron Weston Company
• C.J. Cox Engineering
• Cambridge Electric Light Company
• Cambridge Gas Light Company
• Cape Ann Anchor & Forge
• Central Mass Electric Company
• Charlescrest Apartments
• Charleston Naval Shipyard
• Chemical Plant
• Churchill Apartments
• City Hall
• Columbia Apartments
• Commercial Press Building
• Commonwealth Electric
• Concord Municipal Light Plant
• Concord Prison
• Concord Reformatory Powerhouse
• Conell Building
• Cooley Dickenson Hospital
• Crane and Company
• Crane Paper Company
• Craneville School
• Davidson Rubber Company
• Davis & Furber Machine Company
• Deerfield Academy
• Diamond Match Company
• Diamond National Corp
• East Braintree Finishing Company
• Eastern Refractories Inc.
• Easthampton Maintenance Company
• Easthampton Rubber Thread Company
• Edgar Station
• Edson Fitch
• Electric Light Board
• Elm Hill Apartments
• Emerson Hospital
• Essex County Electric Company
• F W Bird and Son
• Fiberloid Corporation
• First United Methodist Church
• Foster Grant

• Foxboro Co.
• Foxboro Control Manufacturing Co.
• Foxboro Elementary School
• Foxboro High School
• Foxboro Instruments
• Foxboro Library
• Foxboro State Hospital
• G and H Morrill Company
• Gay and Ward
• General Builders
• General Electric Company
• Geo M Fox Company
• Geo Westinghouse Jr
• Gloucester Electric Company
• Greenfield Electric Light Company
• Greenfield Hospital
• Greenfield Tap & Die
• Greenfield Tool & Die
• Greylock Paper Mill
• Gro F Blake Manufacturing Company
• Grossman’s
• Hamilton Woolen Company
• Hampshire College
• Harding & Smith, Inc.
• Harwood Engineering Company, Inc.
• Hearthstone Plaza
• Heil Equipment
• Hingham Shipyard
• Hingham Town Office
• Hodges Carpet Company
• Holiday Diner
• Hollingsworth and Vose Company
• Holliston Mills Inc.
• Honeywell
• Hood Milk
• Hoosac Cotton Mills
• Howard Johnson’s
• Hufarelli Const Company
• Hugh Stubbins Jr. residence
• Hulburt Paper Company
• Itek Corporation
• Ivers and Paul Piano Company
• J. Reurdon and Sons, Corporation
• John P. Squire and Company
• Johnson Acoustics, Incorporated
• Kennedy Biscuit Works
• Kimberly-Clark Paper Mill
• L.S. Starrett Company
• Lake Waban Laundry
• Lakeville High School
• Lakeville Hospital
• Lakeville Nursing Home
• Lakeville School
• Lakeville Water Treatment Plant
• Ledgemont Country Club
• Lee High School
• Leominster Heating
• Leominster Hospital
• Lexington and Boston St. Railway Company
• Loewy Construction Company
• Lonsdale Company Blackstone Mill
• Lyman School For Boys
• Lynn Gas and Electric Company
• M J Whittall
• M. T. Stevens & Sons Company
• Magid Hope Silk Mnfg Company
• Mammoth Mart
• Manganaro Brothers, Incorporated
• Marex Company
• Marlboro Courthouse
• Marlborough Electric Company
• Mass Chemical Company
• Mass. Oil Refining Company
• Massachusetts State Hospital
• Mcclean Hospital
• Mead Paper Mill
• Mead Paper Specialty
• Mead Technical Papers
• Merrimack College
• Middlesex Insurance Company Building
• Milford Hospital
• Milford Pink Granite Company
• Milford Water Company
• Milk Street Sub Station
• Miller Falls Company
• Milton Academy
• Mirak Building
• Monsanta Chemical
• Montaup Electric Company
• Morse and Whyte
• Mount Hope Iron and Steel Manufacturing Company
• Mr Boston Distiller
• Mt. Greylock High School
• Munson State Hospital
• Nantucket Elementary School
• Nantucket Hospital
• Nantucket Island Powerhouse
• Nantucket Island Towers
• Nantucket Navy Base
• Nantucket Personnel Bldg.
• Nantucket School
• Needham High School
• New England Baptist Hospital
• New England Insulation Company
• New England Lime Company
• New England Power Company
• New England Power Service
• New Gear Plant
• Newton Wellesley Hospital
• Norfolk Southern Railroad
• North Adams College
• North Adams Gas Light Company

• North Adams State Teachers College
• Northampton State Hospital
• Northfield Mountain Hydro Power
• Norwood Hospital
• Notre Dame Academy
• Nrg Energy Inc
• Otis Air Force – 500 Man Theatre
• Otis Air Force Base
• Otis Air Force Base – Building 128
• Otis Air Force Base – Coast Guard Hangar
• Page Plumbing & Heating
• Palmer and Munson St.Railway Company
• Peter Aziz Company
• Pgande National Energy Group
• Phillips Andover Academy
• Pine Manor College
• Polaroid
• Polly Farm & Supply Company
• Preston Plumbing
• R.S. Elliott Plumbing & Heating
• Raytheon Manufacturing Company
• Revere Sugar Refinery
• River Works
• Roofing Plant
• Roxbury Memorial School
• Rte 2A & Rte 128
• Rudd Company
• Sandler Harmony Shoemakers
• Schweitzer Paper Mill
• Seaboard Engineering Company
• Sears
• Shawsheen Mills
• Simplex Wire and Cable Company
• Smith College
• Smith Paper Company
• South Lee Paper Mill
• South Senior High School
• South Shore Hospital
• South Weymouth Naval Air Base
• Southbridge Finishing Company
• Sprague Electric Company
• Springfield Foundry Company
• St. Mary’s Garage
• State Farm
• State Hospital
• State Normal School
• Stevens Paper Mill
• Stop & Shop Incorporated
• Sullivan Donut
• Sylvania Electric Products
• Symmes Hospital
• T. J. Smith Company
• Tauton Cooperative Bank
• Telephone Building
• Texon, Inc.
• The Kendall Company
• Thermodynamics Corporation
• Thiokol Corporation
• Thomson Houston Electric Company
• Tillson Farm
• Tobey Hospital
• Town of Blackstone
• Town of Palmer Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Tyer Rubber Company
• U.S. Engineers Flood Control
• U.S. Naval Dry Dock
• U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital
• Union Caro Div F U T O
• Union Twist Drill Company
• United Elastic Corp
• United Greenfield Corp
• United Shoe Machinery Company
• United States Generating
• Universal Blank Company
• University of Massachusetts
• Utility Section River Wrks
• Van Ham Pattern & Foundry
• Vermont Rr Tillson Farm
• Veteran’s Administration Hospital
• Village Manor
• Vogel School
• W.F. Schraft & Sons Corporation
• W.K. Gilmore
• Walpole State Prison
• Walpole Tire and Rubber Company
• Wareham Housing
• Wareham Intermediate School
• Wareham School
• Washington Mills Abrasive
• Webster Company
• Wellesley College
• Wellesley Junior High School
• Wellesley Public Works Garage
• Western Electric Company
• Western Wire & Steel
• Westfield Power & Water
• Westfield Power Paper Company
• Westfield River Paper Company
• Winslow Brothers & Smith Company
• Woodshole Oceanographic Lab
• Wrentham Elementary School
• Wrentham High School
• Wrentham State Hospital
• Wrentham State School
• Wright Wire Company
• Wyman Garden Company
• Yankee Atomic Electric Company
• Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
• Yarmouth Catholic Youth Center
• Yarmouth Elderly Housing
• Yarmouth School
• Zampell Refractories

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Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

If you have worked at or are currently employed at any of these companies and suspect, you maybe have been subjected to unsafe amounts of asbestos we are here to help! We have compiled a list of what treatment centers in your area as well as what we believe to be the Top Mesothelioma Cancer Centers across the country.

 

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Show Sources

Resources:

  1. http://www.asbestosnation.org/facts/asbestos-deaths/ma/ (photo)
  2. Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. “Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska.” Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007.
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/noa/usamap.pdf (accessed 9 October 2016).
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/MMWR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm
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