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Workers at Risk of Being Exposed to Asbestos
Asbestos fiber has been incorporated into a number of construction and building materials including insulations, packing and sealing materials and many other products. In fact, there are about 3,000 different types of commercial products that contain asbestos.
Asbestos is heat and chemical resistant and performs well as an insulating product, which made it a popular material. Asbestos is found in rock ores primarily in Canada, South Africa, Russia, Australia and other parts of the world.
Asbestos in the Workplace
Once mined and milled, the fiber was incorporated into a number of products for the better part of the twentieth century, until its use was curtailed in the 1970s and 1980s. When manufactured and handled, asbestos products can emit dust or fiber into the air. Additionally, when asbestos products are in a poor, deteriorated condition, drafts or even minor vibrations are enough to release toxic levels of asbestos into the air. These “friable” asbestos products cause a number of diseases when inhaled by workers and bystanders.
After studying the characteristics of asbestos and asbestos-containing products, our asbestosis lawyers in NJ have found exposure symptoms and diseases within the following occupational settings in the New Jersey and New York area:
- Industrial Workers
- Utility Workers
- Shipyard Workers
- Construction & Building Trades
- Refining, Foundries & Steel Workers
- Maintenance Workers & Non-Union Crafts
- Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Beverage Workers
If you feel that you’ve been exposed to asbestos and you’ve had symptoms of asbestos-related diseases, contact our asbestos lawyers today. Get your free consultation or give us a call directly at 855-800-0093.