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Asbestos Welding Rods

The welding process takes place at extremely high temperatures meaning that the asbestos in the flux can enter easiliy into the atmosphere. By becoming airborne, the asbestos particles can be inhaled by the welder.

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PRODUCT USE

46 years
1980

Welding rods were usually made of several alloys that had the properties of conducting electrical charge and also resisting to the damage the charge may have sustained on them. Up until the 1980’s, crocidolite (blue asbestos) was included heavily into the flux surrounding the actual rod.

Being continuously subjected to extreme heat, the asbestos containing welding rods posed a serious danger for the people using them. The asbestos fibers found in the flux turned friable over time, putting them in an unstable state. You could have been exposed if:

  • You worked as a welder
  • You worked with iron, steel or metal sheets

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How Can We Help Workers that Worked with or around Asbestos Welding Rods

Using asbestos containing welding rods put you in a high risk situation every time you were performing the activities required by your occupation. In most cases where asbestos exposure takes place, the people involved develop life threatening diseases. If this is your case, don’t hesitate to call us in order to get you examined and offer you all the legal assistance needed for you to receive the compensations you deserve from the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.

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