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Asbestos Felt

It was commonly used in the roofing business. Aged and worn asbestos felt posed a threat to the worker’s health when it got removed for losing its weatherproof properties. At that moment the fibers of asbestos became loose, therefore airborne.

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1900

PRODUCT USE

82 years
1982

This roofing product was a mixture of asphalt and asbestos fibers. In order to apply it, the workers would usually add different coatings made of sealants and gravel. This increased the asbestos felt’s abilities to sustain extreme weather conditions.

The asbestos felt was safe as long as it was left undisturbed. Its properties made this product almost non-friable, but interacting with it when it required replacing made the poisonous asbestos particles rise into the air. Like all asbestos-containing products, when it was broken apart, the toxicity of the near environment increased exponentially. You could have been exposed if:

  • You found yourself working on old roofs
  • You worked directly with asbestos felt
  • You did remodeling work in old structures
  • You performed demolition work
  • You entered in contact with the clothes or the gear covered in asbestos dust

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

If during your job you found yourself handling asbestos felt, get in contact with us in order to get examined for the presence of asbestos fibers in your organism. As your quality of life is deteriorating due to asbestos exposure, you have the right to get compensated and cover the costs of treatment with the compensation we will help you obtain from the asbestos trust funds.

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