Products that Cause Asbestos Related Diseases

People often ask “what are the kinds of asbestos products that are causing asbestos-related diseases?” Many people don’t realize that there were over 3,000 types of products that contained asbestos in a wide diversity of areas of society. For example, the classic tradesman exposures came from pipe covering, boiler block, asbestos cements, joint compounds, boiler covering, the industrial bricks that used to line the furnaces—all contained asbestos. Gaskets and packing, brake linings, but also some very unique products contained asbestos. For example, ironing boards used to have a lining under the covering that contained asbestos. Theater curtains were made of asbestos. Asbestos was used in the brewing of beer process. So, the amount of products that contained asbestos up until the 1980s were just very wide in scope.

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