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Asbestos Putty

Putty, in a bad condition due to heat or fire, presents the risk of releasing the asbestos fibers around the worker that disturbs them. The disturbance takes place when this deteriorated material needs to be removed.

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1957

PRODUCT USE

26 years
1983

The type of putty that was most likely to contain this poisonous mineral was the intumescent one. Subjected to heat, this type would swell fireproofing the surfaces it was applied to.

In time, the asbestos containing putty would break down and become friable letting loose fibers contaminate the environment. As most of the times this material was used around windows, interacting with them would have made you directly exposed to the airborne asbestos fibers. You could have been exposed if:

  • You found yourself working in old structures
  • You helped install or remove windows before the 1980’s
  • You performed demolition work
  • You did remodeling work in old buildings

Companies Liable for Manufacturing or Use of Asbestos Putty

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

In your line of work you were on a constant basis around asbestos contaminated materials and putty used to be one of the most utilized products for its sealing and insulating properties. But by using this material it meant you were in direct contact with the asbestos particles. If your health started to deteriorate you are entitled to seek reparations from the companies responsible. We will gather all the information required to file claims with their trust funds in order for you and your family to receive the monetary compensations you deserve.

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