Lung Disease, Highly Prevalent Among Former Gold Bond Workers
Initially referring to the brand name of a wallboard manufactured by National Gypsum, Gold Bond eventually became a division of the company, expanding to include other building materials as well, such as siding, joint compounds, and texture paint. By virtue of the excellent fire resistance and insulating properties it has, asbestos was a common ingredient in construction products during the last century and National Gypsum was just one of the numerous U.S. manufacturers which employed it. Accordingly, Gold Bond building materials would also contain asbestos, which was no secret to workers or consumers.
However, since company executives went to incredible lengths to hide the disastrous health consequences of asbestos exposure, people were completely unaware of the carcinogenic nature of this mineral. As a result, a significant number of those who partook in the manufacturing of Gold Bond products have recently developed lung disease, which ranges in severity from COPD to mesothelioma. If you were involved in the production of these building materials, you are at high risk of falling ill. Because the diseases occupational asbestos exposure causes often go undiagnosed for years due to lack of perceivable symptoms, the medical specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer screenings free of charge to former Gold Bond workers. For more information, please contact us and we will promptly let you know whether asbestos has produced any damage to your lungs.
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