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Asbestos Paint

Asbestos containing paint is dangerous when it gets sanded or when it starts to flake off the surfaces it was applied to. This is when the fibers become airborne and the workers performing these activities unknowingly come in direct contact with them.

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PRODUCT USE

58 years
1978

Asbestos fibers were found in proportion of up to 10% in paint until the 1980’s. This was done in order to increase the product’s resistance to extreme heat. In its early stages, this type of paint had the asbestos fibers mixed manually into the pigment before it was applied.

This product was relatively safe as it was applied onto surfaces and left undisturbed. As the time came for paint to be replaced, the workers needed to sand it off, a process that created dangerous amounts of asbestos dust. You could have been exposed if:

  • You found yourself working in old structures
  • You worked directly with paints before the 1980’s
  • You performed demolition work
  • You did remodeling work in old buildings
  • 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 Paint

If your profession required you to be around or use various paints that contained asbestos, you risked developing a fatal illness related to the inhalation of asbestos particles. For having your health affected in your later years by these medical conditions, we will support you in seeking reparations from the asbestos companies responsible.

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