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Asbestos Cloth

It had many uses mainly in construction and electrical work. To apply it or remove it as insulation, the asbestos cloth needed to be cut, thus releasing microscopic fibers of asbestos into the air. Protective gear was also made using asbestos cloth.

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1907

PRODUCT USE

80 years
1987

Asbestos cloth was spun in a similar way to cotton. Sometimes, the cloth was made with as much as 100% asbestos. Cotton or even rayon fibers were added in other types of asbestos cloth. This product was highly regarded for its flame-resistant properties.

Worn asbestos cloth was extremely dangerous for the people handling it, as asbestos particles were released with every minor disturbance. Once the material got damaged, the asbestos fibers turned friable as a result. You could have been exposed if:

  • You wore protective gear made with asbestos cloth
  • You worked in an asbestos textile mill
  • You found yourself working in old factories or plants

Companies Liable for Manufacturing or Use of Asbestos Cloth

How Can We Help Workers that Worked with or around Asbestos Cloth

As a possible victim of asbestos exposure through the use of asbestos cloth in your line of work, you have the right to ask for compensations and we can help you get through the process of filing claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that risked your well-being.

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