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Asbestos Products & Product Dumping
Asbestos fibers are strong, durable, and resist heat, acids, and friction. As such these extremely durable fibers have useful physical properties that have made them popular to be used in thousands of refinery, pipeline, shipping, chemical, commercial building, residential building, and industrial products. Below are just some types of asbestos products:
Asbestos may also be found in Cement Pipes, Elevator Brake Shoes, Cement Wallboard, HVAC Duct Insulation, Cement Siding Boiler Insulation, Asphalt Floor Tile, Breaching Insulation, Vinyl Floor Tile, Ductwork, Flexible Fabric Connections, Vinyl Sheet Flooring, Cooling Towers, Flooring Backing, Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.), Construction Mastics (floor tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.), Heating and Electrical Ducts, Acoustical Plaster Electrical Panel Partitions, Decorative Plaster, Electrical Cloth, Textured Paints/Coatings, Electric Wiring Insulation, Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels, Chalkboards, Spray-Applied Insulation, Roofing Shingles, Blown-in Insulation, Roofing Felt Fireproofing, Materials Base, Flashing Taping Compounds (thermal), Thermal Paper Products, Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations), Fire Doors High Temperature Gaskets, Caulking/Putties, Laboratory Hoods/Table Tops, Adhesives, Laboratory Gloves, Wallboard, Fire Blankets, Joint Compounds, Fire Curtains, Vinyl Wall Coverings, Elevator Equipment, Panels Spackling Compounds, Automotive Parts, Elevator Equipment Panels, Ductwork, Electrical Panel Partitions, Electrical Cloth, Cooling towers, and Chalkboards.
Today despite OSHA regulations it is estimated that 1.3 million United States employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
Asbestos Products are Most Dangerous when the Fibers are Loose and can be Breathed into Lungs
The term "asbestos" describes six naturally occurring fibrous minerals, namely chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophylitte and actinolite. When mined and processed, asbestos is typically separated into very thin bundles of fibers and then commonly mixed with a binder during processing. These fibers when floating in the air can be breathed into the human body and actually hook into lungs creating severe health problems including mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, and pulmonary asbestosis.
If you have been working with asbestos products, it is important to be aware if you have the following symptoms:
History on Asbestos
Asbestos has been known to man for
centuries and has been used in literally hundreds of products.
Asbestos was used because it is strong, insulates well, and resists
fire and corrosion. Common modern uses are as thermal pipe and
boiler insulation, spray-applied fire proofing and sound proofing,
floor coverings, ceiling tiles, roofing materials and "transite"
pipe and sheeting.
Asbestos Product Dumping
In addition to domestic exposure,
some companies have taken asbestos products that cannot be sold in
the United States and have sold the product in other countries.
This product dumping of dangerous asbestos insulation, asbestos
block, and other asbestos products can cause serious problems
including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other health problems.
Texas companies that dump dangerous products in other countries and
cause significant harm can sometimes be brought into the Texas
courts to answer for their wrongful dumping and be made to pay money
compensation for their wrongful acts.
The ToxicDoseLaw.com and ToxicExposureLaw.com websites provide information on dangerous medications, bad drugs, dangerous products, toxic substances, and defective products that can cause serious toxic exposures, toxic deaths, serious diseases including mesothelioma & cancer, or toxic exposures.
It is well established that
many large corporations have profited from selling toxic products or
products that cause toxic exposure without regard to the health
consequences of the products. Some of the most well known toxic
products are asbestos products and bad drugs. The asbestos products
have been found to cause mesothelioma and several forms of cancer
and other asbestos diseases, while dangerous drugs have been linked
to death, serious heart problems, drug interactions, and suicide.
Other dangerous products that have been linked to serious disease
include silica, chemical pollutants, lead, radon, EMFs,
toxic mold infestations
and other environmental toxins have caused death and serious harm to
millions. In the work environment alone undisclosed and known
toxins including asbestos, silica, and welding rods have caused
occupational diseases and fatalities including mesothelioma,
numerous forms of cancer, and Parkinson's disease.
This website provides basic
information on some well established toxins and some potential
toxins that are best to avoid. Overall, ToxicDoseLaw.com and
ToxicExposureLaw.com recommend using the precautionary principle by
minimizing exposure to potential toxins until they can be proven
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