The people working at chemical plants performed different activities surrounding the chemical manufacturing of products that were later used in a wide range of industries. Whether it meant distributing materials, dumping ingredients or operating machinery, the plant workers could have been subjected unknowingly to asbestos exposure.
Because of its chemical-resistant properties, asbestos was heavily used in the chemical industry as a key ingredient for some of the products manufactured. As asbestos was prepared to be included in mixtures for molding compounds or insulation sprays, microscopic particles of this poisonous mineral were released into the environment where people would unknowingly inhale them.
The asbestos exposure would not come only from the manufacturing process but also from its use as insulation on heat-producing machinery where it would quickly become friable or from the protective gear made from asbestos cloth.
The continuous exposure to asbestos for the people working at chemical plants would often result in life-threatening diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. When diagnosed, in later years, the treatment options are very limited.
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The companies that exposed chemical plant workers to asbestos during the last century are:
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in chemical plant workers
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Asbestos products handled by chemical plant workers
For chemical plant workers, the sources of asbestos exposure were numerous, including building materials (sealants, molding compounds, paint films), protective equipment laden with asbestos, and machinery (furnaces, ovens, boilers, grinders). However, employees who were in charge of equipment maintenance and repair have the highest risk of developing a disease, as they would remove and replace asbestos-containing insulation on a regular basis. By disturbing such products, asbestos fibers were released into the air and subsequently inhaled or ingested.
How can we help chemical plant workers who were exposed to asbestos?
Working at a chemical plant posed many dangers for the people inside, one of the main ones being the asbestos use, as it led in many cases to fatal diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. The symptoms of these illnesses usually show up after a long period of incubation. Contact us to get tested for asbestos fibers in your lungs.
For being exposed to the poisonous mineral known as asbestos, you deserve to receive financial compensations from the companies responsible. We will make sure to obtain for you reparations by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds available.
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