Asbestos tar paper

Due to the weather conditions, tar paper gets damaged and worn out facilitating the release of asbestos particles when these are disturbed by the workers that are removing it. In the process, they unknowingly inhale millions of these particles.

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Nowadays, polyester and fiberglass are used to strengthen this product. Before the 1980’s, the naturally occurring mineral known as asbestos was used to assure the tar paper’s durability. It was found both in the tar and the paper.

The main problem of tar paper was that it got extremely fragile as it aged. Not being a long-term solution, it meant that the workers disturbing it when it needed to be replaced were in danger of breathing in the loose asbestos fibers. You could have been exposed if:

  • You worked directly with asbestos tar paper
  • You helped manufacture asbestos containing tar paper
  • You performed roofing work
  • You helped manufacture turbines before the 1980’s

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How can we help workers that worked with or around asbestos tar paper

Any level of exposure to asbestos fibers on a constant basis will have negative effects on your health. Working with asbestos contaminated tar paper might have been the reason your health has been deteriorating. If you seek compensations, we will make sure to help you by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds and acquire for you the reparations that will cover your treatment costs.

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