Asbestos is comprised of bundles of fibrous crystals, which flow in the air when disturbed. People exposed to asbestos at work places often inhale these fibrous crystals, which is the major cause of mesothelioma. While most asbestos fibers are in the shape of straight flakes, Chrysotile, or white asbestos, has curled fibers and are more widely used because they are less likely to fragment. Asbestos has been used in numerous residential, commercial and industrial applications for its desirable properties, like heat and chemical resistance, as well as low electric conductivity. Some of these applications include, but are not limited to: Insulation of steam pipes, shipyards, engine rooms in ships, roof insulation, and acoustic ceiling tiles. People, who at any point of time have been exposed to asbestos, need to be careful tracking any development of symptoms. People exposed to asbestos should also consult a meso law firm. This is particularly important because of the disturbing facts about asbestos exposure and asbestos induced cancer. The most disturbing aspect of mesothelioma is that it may take decades for symptoms to develop. Moreover, the symptoms often mimic other medical conditions making it even more difficult to diagnose. In addition, there is no safe level of asbestos exposure and people who have been exposed to it even for a short period may be at risk. Consulting a meso law firm will go a long way in creating awareness of the symptoms, help in diagnosis, and locating mesothelioma doctors for treatment. A meso law firm may also help to make a patient more aware of his or her rights. A meso law firm may attempt to receive compensation for a patient due to the criminal negligence of asbestos manufacturers.