Raw asbestos

Asbestos fibers were introduced in peoples’ homes and lives through a series of construction and insulating materials. Once these products would deteriorate, the asbestos particles would be disturbed and become airborne posing a serious health threat.

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144 years

This ‘miracle’ mineral was used in the manufacturing of fire-resistant products for almost two centuries. There were three types of asbestos that were heavily used – chrysotile (white asbestos) was used in roughly 97% of asbestos containing products, crocidolite (blue asbestos) was included in electrical applications and amosite (brown asbestos) was mostly used in chemical plants.

There were usually two main cases of asbestos exposure concerning contaminated products. As these were manufactured, the workers found themselves in factories infested with asbestos particles and once applied, these products started to deteriorate with the passing of time, turning the asbestos contained within friable and unstable. You could have been exposed if:

  • You worked in asbestos mines
  • You handled raw asbestos directly
  • You found yourself in factories where asbestos products were manufactured
  • You entered in contact with the clothes or the gear covered in asbestos dust

Companies liable for manufacturing or use of raw asbestos

How can we help workers that worked with or around raw asbestos

Asbestos poses a health hazard for everyone working in an industry that requires the use of asbestos containing materials on a constant basis. Raw asbestos represents the most dangerous form of this mineral as the workers were required to handle it directly. From the prolonged exposure, most of them developed fatal or near fatal diseases. If you or someone close was put in the situation of handling raw asbestos in their workplace, we will make sure to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that risked your health and well-being.

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