Asbestos Exposure in Iowa

Power plant workers and farming equipment workers in Iowa have the highest risk of mesothelioma and lung cancer due to asbestos exposure. Additionally, Iowa was home to manufacturing plants, paper mills, construction sites and other industrial settings where asbestos exposure occurred.

Unfortunately, many of the families of these workers also have an increased risk of developing cancer because of the asbestos fibers that were carried home on the body and clothing of those workers.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Iowa

Iowa ranks 28th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 414 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Iowa

You do not have to file your claim in the state in which you live. It’s far more important to contact an attorney with a strong history of experience specifically in asbestos cases, than it is to select one who happens to be in your area of Iowa. The most successful attorneys in your area may have never handled an asbestos case.

SWMW attorneys dedicate the overwhelming majority of their time and effort prosecuting mesothelioma claims, so we know which states and jurisdictions are going to provide the best outcome for your case and can get your case settled faster. We handle asbestos cases all across the USA, so we know how to file, where to file, and what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you may have lived or worked in another state, select it here to learn about specific asbestos exposure in that state.

Jobsites in Iowa with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Iowa where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked for any of these companies or at these jobsites in Iowa there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.


  • A T & T Company
  • Hawkeye Laundry Company
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power
  • Northwestern Construction Company
  • Quinn Wire & Iron Company

Cedar Falls

  • Cedar Falls Municipal Utilities
  • Cedar Falls Paper Manufacturing Company
  • Cedar Falls Utilities
  • John Neff Cedar Falls Paper Company
  • Municipal Electric Utilities
  • Municipal Light & Power Company
  • University of Northern Iowa

Council Bluffs

  • Council Bluffs Powerhouse
  • Griffin Pipe
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Midwest Power
  • Power Plant
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company


  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Cargill-Eddyville Corn Milling
  • Eddyville Powerhouse
  • Iowa Southern Utilities Company


  • Board of Control State Institutions
  • Executive Council of Iowa
  • Iowa State Hospital
  • Mental Health Institute


  • Maytag Company


  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • Oscar Mayer & Company
  • Osmundson Manufacturing Company
  • Perry Packing Company
  • Van Camp Packing Company
  • Wiese Corp


  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Davenport Works


  • George Neal Station
  • Iowa Public Service Station
  • Iron Public Service

Sergeant Bluff

  • Ag Processing Incorporated
  • Iowa Public Service Company
  • Sage Facilities
  • Terra Chemical International


  • Corn Belt Power Cooperative
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Power Service Corp City of Spencer
  • Spencer Veneer Products
  • Wabash Power

Spirit Lake

  • Berkley & Company
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company


  • Tipton Power Plant


  • Carnation Company
  • Crystal Heating & Plumbing
  • Marshall Canning Company

Wolf Creek

  • Wolf Creek Generating Station