Foseco Inc. employees exposed to asbestos
During the last century, Foseco Inc. made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. Foseco’s primary business is manufacturing products for the foundry industry. These products are used in foundry melting shops, core shops, and the molding line and pouring stages. Although their initial production was small, by the time they started expanding in the 60s, asbestos was added in their products for its insulating ability and its heat and fire resistance. Their products needed to be able to withstand high temperatures when metal was melted within the automotive, construction, or casting industry. By 1968, they were using two different kinds of asbestos in their hot top (asbestos boards and compounds) products to help with their durability. When manufacturing coating materials, asbestos was poured into stirring machines that mixed it with other ingredients like water, silica flour, and resin. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:
Like many other manufacturers, Foseco has failed to warn and properly protect their employees from asbestos exposure, thus putting them at risk of developing serious diseases. If you are a former Foseco employee, you need to pay close attention to your health, as asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to show signs, even after the exposure has ended.