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Asbestos Mortar

The worker was in danger of inhaling the particles of this carcinogenic mineral that rose in the air during the mixing process or when brick walls were torn down and asbestos dust invaded the atmosphere.

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1954

PRODUCT USE

24 years
1978

The most basic form of mortar was made of mud and clay. For a short period of time, asbestos was included into the mortar’s mixture. The fibers of amphibole asbestos and chrysotile (white asbestos) were ground and added to the mixture, increasing the final product’s strength and reducing its weight.

The people interacting with asbestos mortar were in danger of inhaling the poisonous asbestos fibers when the material would start breaking down. This could have happened when renovation projects would have the bricks and mortar removed or when it was simply exposed to unfavorable weather conditions. You could have been exposed if:

  • You found yourself on construction sites where asbestos mortar was used
  • You worked as a mason before the 1980’s
  • You helped apply or remove asbestos mortar
  • You performed demolition work

Companies Liable for Manufacturing or Use of Asbestos Mortar

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

The asbestos companies that produced materials endangering your health in the line of work you used to activate in, need to be held accountable for failing to inform you on the dangers of this carcinogenic mineral. Mortar used to be one of these asbestos-containing products. If your health has been affected due to the everyday use of this product at your workplace, we will help you receive the monetary compensation you are entitled to.

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