AsbestosAsbestos is a mineral fiber found in older building materials. Asbestos can cause cancer. What is asbestos? Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in some rocks and soil. Asbestos comes in the form of long fibers that are strong, heat-resistant, and flexible enough to be woven; these fibers can be white, green, blue, or gray-green. Asbestos has no taste or smell.
Asbestos has been used in building materials such as insulation and fireproofing; roofing shingles; ceiling and floor tiles; electrical insulation; furnace and hot pipe coverings; friction products such as automobile brake parts; cement products; coatings; plastics; gaskets; textiles; packaging; and heat-resistant fabrics and clothing, such as gloves.
Because of health concerns, all new uses of asbestos in the United States were banned in July 1989. Most asbestos uses established before that date are still allowed. The use of asbestos in hand-held hair dryers was voluntarily stopped in 1979. Schools are required to test for asbestos and remove it or cover it up if found. If you’ve been exposed, please allow our lawyers to give you Free Advice. Call Us Today for Free Advice 619-338-8230. No Upfront cost – No Fee Until We Win.