United Gilsonite Laboratories employees exposed to asbestos
Manufacturing over 80 types of paints, sealants, and coatings, United Gilsonite Laboratories had their products sold by approximately 15,000 distributors throughout the U.S. and abroad for the better part of the last century. Additionally, the company produced joint cement, which was primarily commercialized in Pennsylvania, as well as furnace cement, which could withstand up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. People who worked at United Gilsonite Laboratories before asbestos use was regulated in the country now face the risk of developing severe diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, as asbestos is a known human carcinogen. The longer you were employed at the company, the greater your chances of coming to suffer from a disease in the future are.
The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred either by working at United Gilsonite Laboratories or working with their products are:
Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for United Gilsonite employees.