American Cyanamid Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
American Cyanamid Company was founded in 1907 and became one of the top 100 manufacturing companies in the 70s and the 80s. Originally a manufacturer of agriculture chemicals, the product line expanded into many types of industrial and specialty chemicals, synthetic fibers, pharmaceuticals, surgical products, plastics, later adding cosmetics, building products, and perfumes. Even though American Cyanamid Company understood the risk that they were exposing their employees to, they failed to take the necessary precautions.