One of the main things Michigan is known for is the fact that it is the epicenter of the automotive industry in the United States of America. But what is not well known is the fact that asbestos was used in the making of automobiles and therefore should not surprise anyone to find out that asbestos exposure was quite common among industry workers.

Because Asbestos is used as a fire-retardant and it’s resistant to higher amounts of heat, it makes it an ideal element for automotive parts such as exhaust systems, gaskets, brake pads, and thousands of other products. Asbestos fibers are easily inhaled due to their small size. It was not uncommon for these tiny asbestos fibers to break away or get chipped off and inhaled. Once in the outer layers of the lung it bonds to its walls, causing swelling and irritation of this tissue, beginning what eventually turns into mesothelioma cancer as well as many other respiration problems.

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Cities of Michigan

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.

• Adrian
• Albion
• Alma
• Alpena
• Ann Arbor
• Battle Creek
• Bay City
• Dearborn
• Detroit
• Ecorse
• Escanaba

• Flint
• Grand Haven
• Grand Rapids
• Holland
• Houghton
• Jackson
• Kalamazoo
• Lansing
• Livonia
• Manistee
• Marquette

• Monroe
• Muskegon
• Pontiac Port Huron
• River Rouge
• Saginaw
• Southfield
• Trenton
• Warren
• Wyandotte
• Ypsilanti

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Related Deaths in Michigan

There have been some reported cases of asbestos exposure in this State albeit most of which have come as a result of the oil-refining industry. Four main oil producers operate refineries in Wyoming; Standard, Sinclair, Texaco, and Stouffer. Also, the United States Navy has had drilling and refining operations here in the past.

In spite of all these apparent risks Wyoming remains to be the lowest across the country in asbestos related fatalities. Approximately seventy cases have been reported in the last twenty or some odd years which is hundreds below the national average. With that being said cases of mesothelioma account for nearly half of all of those reported so a certain amount of precaution would still be advisable.
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Work & Job sites known for Asbestos Exposure

The automotive industry plants supported the regional economy, and since these were asbestos-industries, they typify the majority of asbestos work sites in Michigan. You have General Motors, the Ford Motor Company, and their related processing plants, all along Lake Michigan which provided the major shipping routes, with shipping yards, such as the Defoe Shipyard that exposed workers to asbestos as well.

Below is a comprehensive list of companies, operating in Wyoming, 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 / Job Sites are Listed in alphabetical Order

• Advance Steam Plant
• Ahonen Lumber Company
• Alexander-Stafford Corporation
• Allied Chemical Solvay
• Allied Products
• Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
• American Box Board Company
• American International Al
• American Pulp and Paper Company
• American Rule and Block Company
• Ap Green Refractories Company
• Arkell Company White Pine Copper Mine
• Ashland Iron Mining Company
• Associated Spring
• Aurora Iron Mining Company
• Austin Company
• Auto Specialties Company
• Bailey Elementary School
• Bator Industries, Inc
• Battle Creek Foundry Company
• Bay City
• Bay Street Station
• Beaumont Hospital
• Bechtel Corporation
• Beckwith Company
• Behnke Plumbing & Heating
• Belle River Plant
• Bendix Corporation
• Benton Harbor Malleable Corp
• Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant
• Board of Public Works
• Boc Group of Gmc
• Bohn Aluminum & Brass Corp
• Brand Insulation
• Bridgeman Nuclear Plant
• Bridgeport Community Church
• Bridgeport High School
• Briggs Manufacturing Company
• Brown Elementary School
• Budd Company
• Bureau of Yards & Docks
• Burroughs Corp
• Campbell
• Capac Elementary School
• Capac Industries Inc.
• Capac Paper Company
• Capital Wagon Works
• Central Michigan University
• Charlevoix Elect Light and Water Wrks
• Charlotte Chair
• Charlotte High School
• Chelsea Municipal Electric Light and Water Works
• Chelsea School
• Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
• Christian Clemens School
• Chrysler Corporation
• Chrysler Long Plant
• Chrysler Motors Corporation
• City of Traverse City Electric Light and Power Department
• Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company
• Cliffs Power & Light Company
• Climax Molybdenum Company
• Cms Energy Corporation
• Coldwater Powerhouse
• Coldwater State Home & Training School
• Coloma Building
• Commercial Steel
• Commercial Steel Treating Company
• Consolidated Die Castings Company
• Consolidated Oil
• Consumer Power Company
• Consumers Energy Company
• Consumers Power Company
• Controls Company of America
• Cook Nuclear Power Plant
• Cooper, Wells and Company
• Copper Range Company
• Darling International
• Detroit and Lake Orion Company
• Detroit Bd of Health
• Detroit Edison
• Detroit Edison Company
• Detroit Sanitorium
• Detroit Transmission Div, Gmc
• Detroit United Railway Company
• Detroit Warehouse
• Detroit Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Railway Company
• Detroit, Flint and Saginaw Railway Company
• Diamond Crystal Salt Company
• Dodge-Main Plant
• Donald C Cook Nuclear Plantt
• Dow Chemical Company
• Dow Chemical Plant
• Dow Corning Corporation
• Dow High School
• Dow Medical Products Building
• Du Pont De Nemours Company
• Du Wel Aluminum Prod
• Dupont Chemical
• E Harbor Beach Power Station
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
• E.W. Bliss Company
• Edison Sault Electric Company
• Eloise General Hospital
• Empire Iron Mining
• Enrico Fermi – Unit #2
• Erie Power House
• Erie Senior High School
• Erie Steam Plant
• Estate of P.D. Beckwith Inc
• Ethyl Corporation
• F.W. Stock and Sons
• Farmington Community School
• Ferndale High School
• Ferris Institute

• Ferris State College
• Ferris State University
• Field Manufacturing Company
• Filer Fibre Company
• Fisher Body
• Ford Hardward and Accessories Div
• Ford Motor Company
• Forest Products Chemical Company
• Foster
• Frumburger Furnaces
• Garden City Fan & Blower Company
• Garwood Industries
• General Motors Corp
• General Telephone Building
• Glazier Stove Company
• Gogebic Community College
• Grand Blanc Tank Plant
• Grav-I-Flo Corp
• Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
• Greenville High School
• Haller Inc.
• Hamtramck Assembly Plant
• Hanchett Manufacturing Company
• Harbison Walker Plant
• Harbor Beach Generating Station
• Harbor Metal Treating Company
• Harbor Steam Power Station
• Harry Hill Vocational School
• Hastings Cabinet Company
• Hastings Wool Boot Company
• Hercules Powder Company
• Hercules, Inc.
• Higbie Manufacturing
• Highland Park Community College
• Highland Park High School
• Hillsdale Foundry
• Hillsdale Hospital
• Hollinger & Company
• Holwerda Hoizenga Company
• Hooker Electrochemical Company
• Hoover – Damor Division
• Howell High School
• Howell Plastics
• Howell Schools
• Huron Milling Company
• Iles Manufacturing Company
• Indiana Michigan Electric Company
• Industrial Piping & Engineering
• Industrial Rubber Goods Div
• International Seal and Lock Company
• Ionia High School
• Ionia State Hospital
• Ionia State Prison
• Ionia Wagon Company
• Ironwood Products
• J P Stocks
• J W Wells Lumber Company
• J.J. Kennedy
• James H Campbell Plant
• Jessco Inc
• Johnson Insulation
• Jr Whiting
• Karn
• Kawneer Manufacturing Company
• Kimball High School
• Kimberly Clark Corp
• L&S Insulation
• Lake Orion Railroad
• Lapeer State Home and Training School
• Lewis Spring and Axle Company
• Lincoln Mercury Siding
• Liquid Gas Plant
• Livingston County Care Center
• Ludington Pump Station
• M & R Dietetic Laboratories, Inc.
• Mac Farlane & Mays Company
• Marathon Corporation
• Marine City Stave Company
• Marquette County Gas and Electric Company
• Marquette Iron Mining
• Martin Marietta Plant
• Marysville Power Plant
• Mass Mine
• Master-Cast Company
• Medusa Portland Cement
• Mercury Station Wagon Plant
• Mich. Lake Supower Power Company
• Michigan 47 Steam Plant
• Michigan Aeronautics Commission
• Michigan Bell Telephone
• Michigan Consolidated Gas Company
• Michigan Electric Light and Power Department
• Michigan Electrochemical Company
• Michigan Home and Training School
• Michigan Iron Company
• Michigan Starch Company
• Michigan State University
• Michigan Steel Tube
• Midland Center For The Arts
• Midland Nuclear Plant
• Monitor Sugar Company
• Morton Salt Company
• Mount Clemens Pottery
• Mount Pleasant State Home For Boys
• Mount Pleasant Sugar Company
• Municipal Electric Light Water Company
• Municipal Electric Plant
• Municipal Power Plant
• Munson Hospital
• Muskegon Paper Mill
• National Construction. Company
• National Standard Company
• Nazareth College
• Negaunee and Ishpeming Street Railway Company
• New York Central Rr Company

• Newberry State Hospital
• Newbery Furnace Company
• Newport Iron Company
• Niles Manufacturing Company
• Niles Steel Tank Company
• Norrie Mine
• Northern Michigan Asylum
• Northern Michigan Elec Coop Inc
• Northwood Institute
• Nyc Railroad Diesel Engine Repair Shop
• Oak Park Railroad Yard
• Oakland University
• Occidental Chemical Corporation
• Ohio Paper Company
• Olin Health Center
• Oliver Iron Mining Company
• Ooker Electrochemical
• Oval Wood Dish Company
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Owosso Carunna Electric Company
• Owosso Manufacturing Company
• Owosso Sugar Company
• P Rr Rft House
• P Whiting Plant
• Packaging Corporation of America
• Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
• Paramount Die Casting
• Park Manor
• Parke Davis Laboratories
• Parker Elementary School
• Pesticide Research Center
• Pfizer
• Pilgrim Paper Company
• Pioneer Pellet Plant Eagle Mills
• Plymouth Fertilizer
• Power Reactor Development Company
• Power Reactors Development Corporation
• Power Service Corp
• Power Station
• Pumping Station
• Quality Aluminum Products Company
• Quality Steel Treat Company
• Redmond Company Inc.
• Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.
• Republic Iron Company
• Republic Mines
• Robbins Flooring Company
• Robert O. Williams, Inc.
• Ross Products
• Round Oak Stove Works
• Royal Oak Heating Treating, Inc.
• Saginaio and Flint Railway
• Saint Clair Paper Company
• Saint Joseph’s Hospital
• Sanitary Cleaners
• Saranac Machine Company
• Sator Industries
• Sault St. Marie High School
• Scott Paper Company
• Scott Paper Mill
• Selfridge Air Force Base
• Semet-Solvay Company
• Sisters of Mercy Hospital
• South Side Power Plant
• Spitzley Corporation
• St Joseph Hosp
• St. Clair Power Station
• St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Railway
• St. Joseph’S-Lloyd Hospital
• Stanley Steamer
• Stark Engineering
• State Hospital
• Steel and Tubes, Inc.
• Sturgis Elementary Schools
• Sturgis Hospital
• Sturgis Memorial Hospital
• Su Pesticide Research Center
• Superior Sugar Refining Company
• Swedish Crucible Company
• Tenneco Packaging
• Thornapple Electric Company
• Titan Refining Company
• Training School
• Traverse City Light and Power
• Troy High School
• Troy Montessori School
• Troy Schools
• Turbo Tool
• U.P. Hospital For Insane
• Uncle Ben’s Food
• United Shirt and Collar Company
• United States Army Corps of Engineers
• Universal Looseleaf Corp
• Upjohn Company
• Upper Peninsular Hospital For The Insane
• Us Government St Mary Falls Canal
• W A Coombs Milling Company
• W.H. Maybury Sanitorium
• Waste Water Treatment Plant
• Water Filtration Plant
• Wayne County Training School
• Weadock Power Plant
• West Michigan Sugar Company
• Western Knitting Mills Inc.
• Wheeling Coke Ovens
• Whirlpool
• Whirlpool Seeger Corporation
• White Pine Copper Company
• White Pine Copper Mine
• White Pine Powerhouse
• White Pine School
• White Portland Cement Company
• Wolverine Power Supply Coop
• Zemmer Junior High
• Zilwaukee Powerhouse

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Michigan’s Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

The University of Michigan Health System is one of the country’s best. Because asbestos has become such an issue in this state The university has become attained great heights when it comes to asbestos related disease & respiratory issues. Mesothelioma disease caused by asbestos, is just one of the many respirational conditions being researched by Michigan thoracic and cardiothoracic oncologists.

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 we believe to be the Top Ten Mesothelioma Cancer Centers across the country.

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Ann-Arbor Hematology Oncology Associates P.C. 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center
5301 Huron River Drive, Suite C-139
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center 
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Show Sources

Resources:

  1. http://www.asbestosnation.org/facts/asbestos-deaths/il/ (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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