Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with properties that made it ideal for use in a wide range of applications. It is durable, can be mixed with other materials, acts as an excellent insulator, and is resistant to fire and chemicals. These properties made it attractive for manufacturers and companies to use in their products and buildings. However, it became apparent over time that people who were exposed to asbestos were developing mesothelioma years or decades after inhaling the fibers.
The following are some of the industries which put workers at risk either by using asbestos in the manufacturing process or using asbestos-containing products:
Asbestos is also present in homes and buildings constructed before the 1980s. If disturbed through renovations or damage, it can pose a danger to occupants. If you discover asbestos in your home, contact a licensed professional to remove it as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one are diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a history of working with asbestos, contact us today for a free case consultation.
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