The majority of tough industries required safety clothing due to the harsh working conditions. A pair of gloves usually completed the required attire and if heat was involved in the daily activities, they had to be made of a fire-resistant material. Unfortunately, up until the 1980’s asbestos was added in their manufacturing process.
Wearing this asbestos-containing gear meant that the workers were subjected to asbestos exposure on a constant basis. The toxic fibers may not have been emitted as heavily in the beginning but as they became worn out, they presented a real danger. You could have been exposed if: