Throughout the better part of the last century, asbestos was present in colossal amounts in industrial settings, so it should not come as a surprise that plastic is no exception. Finely ground asbestos fibers would be added to plastic in order to obtain a stronger, more resistant final product.
As is the case of all products which were manufactured with asbestos, people who partook in the making of plastic before 1980 and even today are at high risk of developing awful diseases such as lung cancer. Following the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers, a malignant tumor may form. People who are at highest risk of exposure when it comes to asbestos plastic are: