Products containing Asbestos
The following is a partial list provided by the Environmental Protection Agency intended to show the types of asbestos-containing materials. It does not include all products containing asbestos.
|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|
|Fire Blankets||Joint Compounds|
|Fire Curtains||Vinyl Wall Coverings|
|Elevator Equipment Panels||Spackling Compounds|
A history of asbestos exposure at work is reported in about 70 percent to 80 percent of all cases of mesothelioma. In other cases, the exposures occur in the home.
If you suffer from mesothelioma symptoms or have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have legal rights that can help protect your future and family.
Asbestos companies were aware of the health risks of their asbestos products as far back as the 1920s. They could have introduced asbestos substitutes or, at the very least, warned workers about the dangers of asbestos so that protective measures could be taken.
But asbestos companies chose profit over public welfare, leading millions of Americans to be exposed to asbestos-contaminated products. The mesothelioma epidemic was entirely preventable.
Through the filing of asbestos lawsuits, asbestos companies can be held responsible for their negligence. While monetary compensation cannot undo the loss of life and suffering caused by asbestos disease, it can bring some measure of justice and help pay for medical bills, lost income, and support of loved ones.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma or lost a loved one to asbestos disease, you can talk with the reliable asbestos attorneys at Belluck & Fox, LLP today. At Belluck & Fox, LLP, you can have a free legal case review to learn your legal rights. Visit our New York law office now.