Asbestos Cement Exposure: Roofing, Siding, and Pipes

Asbestos use dates back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the Industrial Age and the mid- 20th century that asbestos was popularized as a building material. One of these common building materials was asbestos cement, or asbestos cement sheet (AC sheet) in which asbestos fibers were used to reinforce cement sheets.  Asbestos cement can be…

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Asbestos Claims Against Pittsburgh Corning

Some of the first asbestos injury lawsuits filed in the 1960s and 1970s were against Pittsburgh Corning, which for many years was a leading glass block producer in the United States. Founded in 1937 after combining Pittsburgh Plate Company and Corning Glass Works, Pittsburgh Corning was not originally associated with asbestos. It wasn’t until 1961…

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Asbestos Duct Wrap 

Asbestos was a popular building material in which its unique fibrous structure made it ideal for insulation and fireproofing. Most buildings and homes built before the 1980s contain asbestos insulation in the walls and attic. HVAC system ductwork, registers, and pipe systems may have been wrapped with asbestos duct wrap. It was not until the 1970s…

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What To Do If You Were Recently Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos can be produced or woven into goods and was utilized in a variety of industries in the 20thcentury. Heat, fire, and chemicals do not harm asbestos. When asbestos spreads through the air, its indestructibility becomes a double-edged weapon. If asbestos is inhaled, the fibers may become stuck in the lungs and cause serious respiratory…

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Asbestos Exposure in Shipyards

During the 20th century, asbestos was transported worldwide to industrial shipyards and factories as a heat insulator, fireproof material, and many other economically valuable applications. Asbestos use started in the United States in the late 1800s. In the 1930s and 1940s, documents revealed that asbestos manufacturers knew of the health issues related to asbestos. It…

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