Asbestos canvas

When the fabric wears down it becomes brittle, making the asbestos friable. This would facilitate the release of the asbestos fibers all around the worker as the worn out canvas needs to be removed due to its reduced insulating properties.

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Asbestos canvas was a textile material obtained from asbestos cloth. It was used mainly for insulating steam pipes and machinery like boilers. There were even cases of asbestos canvas being used as fire curtains in places like movie theaters.

In spite of all the properties asbestos brought to insulation products, with the passing of time, asbestos would become friable, placing its fibers in an unstable state. This was also the main danger concerning asbestos canvas, as it could have turned friable when it got worn out. You could have been exposed if:

  • You assured maintenance for boiler systems
  • You found yourself on a constant basis around boilers
  • You found yourself working on old factory machinery and piping systems
  • You performed plumbing or duct work

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How can we help workers that worked with or around asbestos canvas

If you handled asbestos canvases at work directly for an extended period of time, you find yourself at a high risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. Get in contact with us so you can get examined in the shortest time possible and receive legal assistance in order for you to obtain the rightful reparations.

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