Surveillance of Australian Workplace Based Respiratory Events in New South Wales

Mesothelioma accounted for twenty-four percent of occupational lung disease diagnoses in New South Wales, Australia. Electricians were among the most common occupations reported.

Occupational, Domestic and Environmental Mesothelioma Risks in the British Population: A Case-Control Study

Electricians have one of the highest lifetime risks for developing mesothelioma among occupations exposed to asbestos for greater than ten years.

Assessment of Biomarkers in Asbestos-Exposed Workers as Indicators of Cancer Risk

Epidemiological studies have shown that mortality from malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer have increased with increasing cumulative exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos-Related Lung Disease

Workers in construction trades, including electricians, are among the highest-risk population for developing an asbestos-related disease.

Mortality Patterns Among Electrical Workers Employed in the U.S. Construction Industry, 1982-1987

Electricians who were exposed to asbestos have a significantly higher mortality rate for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.