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Mesothelioma Help Center - Asbestos Containing Materials

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The name Asbestos was given to this mineral by the Ancient Greeks. The word “Asbestos” literally means inextinguishable.


Asbestos is made up of microscopic fibers that may become airborne when asbestos containing materials and products are damaged or disturbed.
Most asbestos fibers are invisible to the unaided human eye because their size. When asbestos fibers get into the air they may be inhaled into the lungs or swallowed into he digestive system where they can cause significant health problems. The word "asbestos" is derived from a Greek adjective meaning inextinguishable.
There are three most commonly used types of asbestos: white, brown, and blue. Brown and blue asbestos are most commonly associated with mesothelioma.

Six minerals are defined as "asbestos" including: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite.
Asbestos was used in many products that were made for protection from heat and flame. This included clothing, such as gloves, to stuffing asbestos insulation into electrical conduit, to using asbestos to make fire proof cloth for use in power plants or petroleum refineries.
Asbestos also has excellent insulation and noise deadening qualities. Asbestos was used in many construction products, including floor and ceiling tiles and wall board. Any home built before 1978 probably contains asbestos somewhere.


It has been well documented for many years that asbestos exposure can result in the development of deadly cancers, particularly Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years after the first exposure to asbestos. It is estimated that there will be about 250,000 cases of Mesothelioma before 2020.

There are currently about 3000 new cases of Mesothelioma diagnosed per year, mostly in men over the age of 40. About 4,000 People die from Mesothelioma every year, the rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. During the 20th century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the U. S.

Through 2003, more than 700,000 People have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies. These same companies knew of the dangers for many years before ever warning the public of those risks. It is thought that around eight million people in the United States have been exposed to asbestos over the past half a century, and many more cases - are expected to be reported in the next 25 years.

The National Institute of Health in 1978 estimated that eight to eleven million U.S. workers had been exposed to asbestos by that date. In fact, by 1970, it is estimated that some 25 million tons of asbestos were used in the U.S.


Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma cancer comes from inhaling or digesting asbestos dust particles. Mesothelioma is a life-threatening disease and should not be left untreated. Most cases of mesothelioma begin in the pleura or peritoneum.

Mesothelioma cancer occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers your internal organs (mesothelium). The mesothelium is a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body. It is composed of two layers of cells: One layer immediately surrounds the organ; the other forms a sac around it.

The mesothelium produces a lubricating fluid that is released between these layers, allowing moving organs (such as the beating heart and the expanding and contracting lungs) to glide easily against adjacent structures.

Mesothelioma is most common in the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).

Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or they have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos.
There are funds available for asbestos victims.


Millions of Americans and people all over the world have been poisoned by toxic levels of asbestos, putting them at risk for mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and other deadly diseases that are directly caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers.
Before the grave dangers of asbestos were known, and even for years after the dangers were known, asbestos was used in literally thousands of products that humans and animals encounter every day — particularly in building components such as ceiling and floor tiles, walls, bricks and stucco, and in automotive parts such as brakes and clutches.

People who worked in the asbestos industry or in fields in which asbestos is used as a component of a product are most at risk for mesothelioma. Many individuals who have mesothelioma labored for years or even decades in jobs that required frequent contact with asbestos. When this mineral is mined, processed, woven, sprayed or otherwise manipulated, its microscopic fibers can be released into the air, where they may be inhaled, initiating the development of mesothelioma.
Asbestos exposure occurs when the asbestos that is in the products becomes damaged. Once damaged, the asbestos fibers are released into the air. The fibers are microscopic, smaller even than a grain of pollen, and invisible to the naked eye. The asbestos fibers, if inhaled or ingested, can become lodged into the body where it can create severe medical problems.
Approximately 100,000 people in the United States have died, or will die, from asbestos exposure related to ship building.
There were approximately 4.3 million shipyard workers in the United States during WWII; for every thousand workers about 14 died of mesothelioma and an unknown number died from asbestosis.
Occupations that have high rates of asbestos exposure include ship builders, oil refinery workers, steel workers, power plant workers, Navy shipyards, pipe fitters, auto workers, railroad workers and construction workers.


Asbestos symptoms include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms such as weight loss

Asbestos Signs and Symptoms:

  • abdominal pain
  • bowel function problems
  • chest wall pain
  • weight loss
  • pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue or anemia
  • wheezing, hoarseness, or cough
  • blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up (hemoptysis)

Asbestos Signs and Symptoms in Severe Cases:

  • blood clots in the veins, which may cause thrombophlebitis
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation, a disorder causing severe bleeding in many body organs
  • jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin
  • low blood sugar level
  • pleural effusion
  • pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs
  • severe ascites

For those diagnosed with asbestos cancer / mesothelioma it is very important to consult with an experienced asbestos lawyer. In most cases there are funds available for your treatment and personal suffering. Please feel free to contact us at any time at 1-800.291.0963


Asbestosis is a scarring of lung tissue caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. A portion of the fibers reach the alveoli (air sacs) where oxygen is transferred into the blood. Asbestos activates the lung's immune system and starts a reaction best described as an inflammatory process. Scavenger white blood cells (macrophages) try to break down the asbestos (phagocytosis) but are not successful, causing other cells (fibroblasts) to grow and form connective-tissue-based scars.
The formation of scar tissue or collagen in the lungs is known as fibrosis. The scar tissue slowly builds up, often reducing the lung's ability to deliver oxygen to the blood and remove carbon dioxide (reduced diffusion capacity). The total lung capacity or TLC may also be reduced. In severe cases, the impairment of lung function can strain the heart, or even result in heart disease, such as right-sided heart failure or "cor pulmonale."
Asbestosis and the Inflammatory Process
The inflammatory process starts within hours or days after inhalation of asbestos and injury at the cellular level begins shortly thereafter. In people who develop asbestosis, the inflammatory process continues to progress, fueled by indestructible asbestos fibers, even after exposure to asbestos ceases.
This asbestosis inflammatory process may continue undetected for decades causing no pain or respiratory symptoms. In many people, the process eventually produces symptoms-breathing abnormalities and radiographic changes. Usually, the first symptoms are shortness of breath and a dry cough. These symptoms often precede abnormalities on chest x-ray or pulmonary function tests. The period between exposure and diagnosis is called "latency" and may range from 10 to 50 years.
Asbestosis is a chronic inflammation of the lungs. The inflammation is a direct result of exposure to asbestos. Asbestosis is a progressive disease with no cure. The inflammation causes shortness of breath, which will get progressively worse as the disease progresses. Physicians can treat some of the symptoms of asbestosis with auxiliary oxygen, but it will not cure the disease. Death due to asbestosis occurs by respiratory failure.


Unlike lung cancer, there is no association between mesothelioma and asbestos cancer and smoking.
Smoking does not appear to increase the risk of mesothelioma and asbestos. However, the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a person’s risk of developing cancer of the lungs.
The Kent brand of cigarettes used asbestos in its filters for the first few years of production in the 1950s and some cases of mesothelioma and asbestos have resulted. Smoking modern cigarettes does not appear to increase the risk of mesothelioma and asbestos.
The combination of smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a person's risk of developing cancer of the airways (lung cancer, bronchial carcinoma).
If you do smoke, stop. In addition to mesothelioma and asbestosis, there is research that indicates that those who suffer from asbestos exposure and smoke are at a greatly increased risk of developing mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer.


The name Asbestos was given to this mineral by the Ancient Greeks. The word “Asbestos” literally means inextinguishable.
The Greeks termed asbestos the "miracle mineral" because of its soft and pliant properties, as well as its ability to withstand heat.
The Greek geographer Strabo and the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder noted that the material damaged lungs of slaves who wove it into cloth.
Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century due to its resistance to heat, electricity and chemical damage, its ability to absorb sound.
By the mid 20th century asbestos use included fire retardant coatings, concrete, bricks, pipes and fireplace cement, heat, fire, and acid resistant gaskets, pipe insulation, ceiling insulation, fireproof drywall, flooring, roofing, lawn furniture, and drywall joint compound.
Asbestos has been mined and used commercially since the late 1800s. It was used widely used during World War II.


By 1970, it is estimated that some 25 million tons of asbestos were used in the U.S.
A history of asbestos exposure in the workplace is reported in about 80 percent of all mesothelioma cases.
Eight million people in the United States have been exposed to asbestos over the past half a century.

Studies estimate that approximately 3,000 different types of commercial products include asbestos.

The National Institute of Health in 1978 estimated that eight to eleven million U.S. workers had been exposed to asbestos by that date.

Through 2003, more than 700,000 People had filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies.
Many building materials used in both public and domestic premises prior to the banning of asbestos may still contain asbestos.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set limits for acceptable levels of asbestos exposure in the workplace.
In 2005, 2.2 million tons of asbestos were mined worldwide. Russia was the largest producer with about 40% world share followed by China and Kazakhstan.
The first documented death related to asbestos was in 1906. In the early 1900s researchers began to notice a large number of early deaths and lung problems in asbestos mining towns.

The term Mesothelioma was not used in medical literature until 1931, and was not associated with asbestos until sometime in the 1940s.
Asbestos exposure becomes a health concern when high concentrations of asbestos fibers are inhaled over a long time period
Asbestos was used in the first 40 floors of the World Trade Center towers causing an airborne contamination among lower Manhattan after the towers collapsed in the attacks on September 11th, 2001

Inhaled asbestos fibers remain in the body and cannot be expelled. Because of this, the fibers can easily penetrate body tissues and may deposit themselves in airways and in the lung tissue.

It is estimated that 27.5 million Americans were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1979.

Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years after the first exposure to asbestos.

Many asbestos-containing products remain in buildings, ships, industrial facilities and other environments where the fibers can become airborne.
Mesothelioma from asbestos occurs more often in men than in women and risk increases with age, but this disease can appear in either men or women at any age.
Family members and others living with asbestos workers have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, and possibly other asbestos related diseases.
If you are a grieving family member or executor of the will of a person who has died from asbestos-related disease or mesothelioma, you may be eligible to file a claim as well.

ASBESTOS LAWSUIT - Note of Urgency

The first known asbestos lawsuit was in 1929 in New Jersey.
The first diagnosis of asbestosis was made in England in 1924.
The first known US workers' compensation claim for asbestos disease was in 1927.
Asbestos litigation is the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history, involving more than 8,400 defendants and 730,000 claimants as of 2002 according to the RAND Corporation
Analysts have estimated that the total costs of asbestos litigation in the USA alone is over $250 billion.
In 1999 recorded a whopping 200,000 cases pending in the Federal court system of the United States
It is estimated that within the next 40 years asbestos cases may grow to seven hundred thousand cases. These numbers help explain how there are thousands of current pending cases.
An experienced Asbestos LAWYER understands the unique complexities involved in this kind of litigation lawsuit, including asbestos product identification, specific asbestos-related medical issues, and specific time constraints that narrow the window of opportunity to file a claim. It's important to find the right Asbestos lawyer before your state's statutes of limitations expire, leaving you and your family grieving and empty-handed. There's no time to wait - contact our Asbestos lawyers today for a free case review.

It is not uncommon for there to be 10-20 parties that are named in an Asbestos lawsuit that are located across the United States. For example, a worker in California may have been exposed to asbestos from asbestos products shipped from Libby, Montana or from an iron ore plant in St. Paul Minnesota. This is why it is very important to obtain an experienced Asbestos lawyer knows all of the companies in each state who have responsibility for your asbestos exposure.
Call us on our toll FREE number at 1-800.291.0963 for a free phone consultation 24 hours a day.
We have helped people with Asbestos cancer for more than five years on the Internet. The Asbestos Help Center is designed to give you quick & simple answers about Asbestos treatments, asbestos exposure, Asbestos diagnosis, Asbestos symptoms, Asbestos doctors, and we can refer you to an experienced Asbestos lawyer in who has successfully settled Asbestos cases.


More than 5,000 Products common contain asbestos. Most of us have been exposed to asbestos Products throughout our lives in small quantities. Workers at highest risk for asbestos exposure are those who have jobs involving prolonged exposure to large quantities of asbestos and asbestos Products.


During the 20th century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the U.S.

  • Accent Panels
  • AC&S Asbestos Products
  • Acoustic Finishes
  • Acoustical Panels
  • Acoustical Plaster
  • Acoustic and Stippled Finishes
  • Acoustical Tile
  • Acoustone Ceiling Tiles
  • Adhesives
  • Aeroflex
  • Aerogun Insulating Mix
  • AFJ Board
  • Agricultural Filler
  • Aircell
  • Aircell Asbestos Board
  • Aircell Block
  • Aircell Board
  • Aircell Paper
  • Aircell Pipe Covering
  • Aircell Sheets
  • Air Cell Pipe Covering
  • Aircell Zebra Pipe cover
  • AirDuct Insulation
  • Allbestos
  • Alumi-Shield Pipe cover
  • Amblerex #2 Cement
  • Amblerex finishing Cement
  • Antisweat covering
  • Antisweat Pipe Covering
  • Appliance Components
  • Appliance Insulation
  • Apron
  • Armabestos
  • Armabestos Block
  • Armabestos Pipe Covering
  • Armafil
  • Armaflex
  • Armaflex Finish
  • Armaflex Pipe covering
  • Armaflex sheets
  • Armaflex Tape
  • Armaglas
  • Armaglas Flex
  • Armaglas Fire Fesistant
  • Armalite
  • Armalok
  • Armaspray
  • Armatemp #10 Cement
  • Armatemp 85% Magnesia
  • Armatemp Block
  • Armatemp Cement
  • Armatemp Pipe Covering
  • Armstrong 1/8" Vinyl ASBE
  • Armstrong Block
  • Armstrong Cal Sil
  • Armstrong Fire Resistant
  • Armstrong Lagging Adhesive
  • Armstrong Pipe Covering
  • Armstrong Products
  • Armstrong Woolfelt
  • Arrestone Asbestos Pads
  • Artificial Fireplaces and Materials
  • Asbestocel
  • Asbestocel Corrugated Paper
  • Asbeston
  • Asbeston Cloth
  • Asbestone Panels
  • Asbestos
  • Asbestos Blankets
  • Asbestos Block
  • Asbestos Board
  • Asbestos Boiler Wall Coat
  • Asbestos Canvas
  • Asbestos Cement or Bell and Spigot Cast Iron
  • Asbestos Cement Ceiling Tile
  • Asbestos Cement pipe
  • Asbestos Cement Soffits
  • Asbestos Cellular pipe cover
  • Asbestos Cloth
  • Asbestos Cord
  • Asbestos Corrugated Sheets
  • Asbestos Curtains
  • Asbestos Felt
  • Asbestos Fiber
  • Asbestos Fiber felt
  • Asbestos Finishing Cement
  • Asbestos FlatBoard
  • Asbestos Forms
  • Asbestos Furnace tape
  • Asbestos Gaskets
  • Asbestos Gloves
  • Asbestos Heat bags
  • Asbestos Insulating blankets
  • Asbestos Insulating Cement
  • Asbestos Insulation
  • Asbestos Lap
  • Asbestos Micarta
  • Asbestos MillBoard
  • Asbestos Mineral wool
  • Asbestos Mittens
  • Asbestos Packing
  • Asbestos Pads
  • Asbestos Packing
  • Asbestos Panels
  • Asbestos Paper
  • Asbestos Paper Pipe covering
  • Asbestos Pipe Covering
  • Asbestos Products/Care
  • Asbestos RollBoard
  • Asbestos Roof Panels
  • Asbestos Rope
  • Asbestos Seals
  • Asbestos Sheets
  • Asbestos Sponge Block
  • Asbestos Sponge Cover
  • Asbestos Spray
  • Asbestos Tape
  • Asbestos Tank Jacket
  • Asbestos TexTile
  • Asbestos Tiles
  • Asbestos Weatherproof
  • Asbestos Wick
  • Asbestos Yarn
  • Asbestos-Faced Mineral Wool
  • Asphalt
  • Asphalt Floor Tile
  • Atlasite Block
  • Atlasite Pipe covering
  • ASB Weatherproof Jacket
  • Attic Insulation
  • Automotive Breaks
  • Automotive Clutches
  • Automotive Hoodliners
  • Automotive Products


The first use of asbestos dates back to 2500 B.C., when it was used as a wick material for oil lamps and also in pottery making.

  • Baby Powder
  • Baldwin-Hill Cement
  • Baldwin-Hill Products
  • Barbecue Fire Starters (electric)
  • Barbecue Mits
  • Base Flashing
  • Bead Board
  • BEH Block
  • BEH Cement
  • BEH Pipe Covering
  • BEH Products
  • B-H Expansion
  • Bestfelt
  • Bestfelt Block
  • Bestfelt Pipe covering
  • Beverage Filters
  • Black Asbestos
  • Block Adhesive
  • Block Stick
  • Blown-in Insulation
  • Blue Mud Cement
  • Board
  • Boilers
  • Boiler Coating
  • Boiler Wall Coating
  • Boiler Breeching Insulation
  • Boiler Insulation
  • Bonding Cement
  • Breaching Insulation
  • Brick and Block Mortar
  • Brake Linings
  • Brake Pads
  • Brake Parts
  • Blaze Shield
  • Block
  • Board
  • Boiler Wall Coat
  • Boilers
  • Buck Stay Cement
  • Building Exteriors
  • Building Overhangs
  • Burner Mats
  • B&W Boilers
  • B&W Firebrick


In the mid 1920s, an English doctor made the first diagnosis of asbestosis, and this was followed by a study which showed that 25% of English asbestos workers showed signs of a related lung disease.

  • Cables
  • Cafco Adhesive
  • Cafco Blaze Shield
  • Cafco Emulsion Adhesive
  • Cafco Heat Shield
  • Cafco Patching Fiber
  • Cafco Powershield
  • Cafco Sealer
  • Cafco Shield-Coat
  • Cafco Sound Shield
  • Cafco Spray
  • Calcium Silicate
  • Calcium Silicate Block
  • Calcium Silicate Canvas
  • Calcium Silicate Cement
  • Calcium Silicate Cover
  • Calcium Silicate Hangers
  • Calcium Silicate Insulation
  • calcium silicate Pipe Covering
  • Calcrete30
  • Calsil Block
  • Calsilite
  • Calsilite Block
  • Calsilite Canvas
  • Calsilite Insulating Cement
  • Calsilite Pipe Covering
  • Caltemp Cement
  • Canvas
  • carded Asbestos cloth
  • Caretemp Block
  • Carey 7M Cement
  • Carey Asbestos Cement
  • Carey All-Temp
  • Carey Asbestos Insulating Ducts
  • Carey Asbestos Cloth
  • Carey Asbestos Felts
  • Carey Asbestos Tank Jacket
  • Carey Block
  • Carey BTU Cement
  • Carey Calcium Silicate Block
  • Carey Calcium Silicate Pipe Covering
  • Carey Candad Asbestos
  • Carey Cement
  • Carey Corrugated Asbestos Paper
  • Carey Duct Adhesive
  • Carey Fibrous Adhesive
  • Carey Fireclad Asbestos Paper
  • Carey Firefoil Board
  • Carey Firefoil Panel
  • Carey Fireguard Asbestos Paper
  • Carey Flex Board
  • Carey Insulation Duct
  • Carey Insulation Seal
  • Carey Marine Panel
  • Carey Insulating Cement
  • Carey Panel Board
  • Carey Pipe Covering
  • Carey Products
  • Carey Stone Sheathing
  • Carey Super-Lite Pipe Covering
  • Carey Thermalite
  • Carey Woolfelt
  • Carey York Products
  • Carey York Clock
  • Carey York Pipe Covering
  • Careycell Block
  • Careycell Pipe Covering
  • Carey ThermaBoard
  • Careytemp
  • Careytemp Block
  • Careytemp Pipe Covering
  • Careytemp Adhesive
  • Careytemp Block
  • Careytemp Cement
  • Careytemp Pipe Covering
  • Careytemp Pre-Molded Insulation
  • Carpet Mastic
  • Carpet Underlays
  • Castables
  • CastaBlock
  • Caulking/Putties
  • CC navy Sealer
  • CE Cement
  • Ceiling Panels
  • Ceiling Texture (Popcorn texture)
  • Ceiling Tile Mastic
  • Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels
  • Cellotone
  • Celotex Products
  • Ceiling and Floor Tiles
  • Cement
  • Cement-Asbestos Board (Transite) Products
  • Cement Insulation
  • Cement Pipes
  • Cement Products
  • Cement Siding
  • Cement WallBoard
  • CementBoards
  • Cerafelt
  • Ceramic Tile
  • ChrysoTile
  • ChalkBoards
  • Chillers
  • Chilled Water Lines
  • Chimney Flue Lining
  • Cigarette Filters
  • CI Mastic
  • ClapBoards
  • Clay
  • Cleangard
  • Climate Control and Air Conditioning Duct Insulation
  • Cloth
  • Clothes Washers and Dryers
  • Clutches
  • Clutch Parts
  • Clutch Frictions Surfaces
  • CMT-Eagle 20
  • Cloth Wire Insulation
  • Construction Mastics (floor Tile, carpet, ceiling Tile, etc.)cooling towers - Panels and fill
  • Coat
  • Coat Cement
  • Cominco Insulation Cement
  • Cord
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Cork Board
  • Cork Covering
  • Cork-Filled Mastic Corrugated Asbestos Sheets
  • Cork Mastic
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Corrugated Asbestos sheets
  • Corrugated Asbestos paper
  • Covergard
  • Crocidolite
  • Crock Pots
  • Coving Mastic
  • Curling Irons (electric)
  • Cummings Insulation


Through 2003, more than 700,000 People have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies. These same companies knew of the dangers for many years before ever warning the public of those risks.

  • Decorative Plaster
  • Deltamaid Hitemp Master
  • Deltamaid One-Shot Cement
  • Detrick Bonding Cement
  • Deep Fryers
  • Diffuser Backplaster
  • Dishwashers
  • Domestic Water Supply and Drain Lines
  • Dry Mix Joint Compound
  • Duct Adhesive
  • Duct Expansion/Vibration Isolation Joints
  • Duplex Block
  • Duplex Pipe Covering
  • Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections
  • Duct Tape
  • Ducts
    Ductwork Connectors
  • Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections


  • Eagle Insulating Cement
  • Eagle Pitcher Products
  • Ehret 85% Magnesia Block
  • Ehret 85% Magnesia Pipe Cover
  • Ehret Asbestos Fiber Felt
  • Ehret Block
  • Ehret Pipe Covering
  • Ehret Products
  • Eighty-Five Percent Magnesia Insulation
  • Electrical Breakers
  • Electrical Cloth
    Electrical Panel Partitions
    Elevator Bra Elevator Equipment Panels Brake Shoes
    Electrical Panel Arc Chutes
    Electrical Panel Partitions
    Electrical Panel Electric Wiring Insulation
  • Electrical Products
  • Electric Wiring Insulation
  • EM Cell Block
  • EM Cell Board
  • EM cell Pipe Covering
  • EM Felt Covering
  • Emergency Generators
  • Empire Ace Products
  • Empire Aircell Block
  • Emulsions
  • Emulsion Adhesive
  • Endless Plastic Ring Style
  • Enduro Block
  • Enduro Pipe Covering
  • Erco Products
  • Excel Block
  • Excel Board
  • Excel Pipe Covering
  • Excelon Tile
  • Expansion
  • Expansion Joint


It is estimated that 27.5 million Americans were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1979.

  • Fake Snow
  • Featherweight Lock
  • Featherweight Pipe Cover
  • Felt and Tar Joint Compound
  • Fertilizer
  • Fiber Cement
  • FibreBoard Products
  • Fibrekote
  • Fibrex Cement
  • Fibrous Adhesive
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Finishing Cement
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire Brick
  • Fireclad Asbestos Paper
  • Fire Curtains
  • Fire Dampers and Fire Stop Flaps
  • Fire Doors
  • Fire Resistant Insulation Shield
  • Firefoil Board
  • Firefoil Panel
  • Fireproofing Cement
  • Fireguard Asbestos Paper
  • Fireplace Decorations
  • Fireplace Inserts
  • Fireproof Clothes
  • Fireproofing Materials
  • Firestopping
  • Fireproofing spray Insulation
  • Fireproofing Spray on Beams, Decks, Joints, & Columns
  • Flameguard
  • Flames Safe Pipe Covering
  • FlapSeal Adhesive
  • Flash Tite Cement
  • Flex Board
  • Flexfast Adhesive
  • Flexfelt
  • Flexible Corner Bead
  • flexible Duct Connectors
  • Flintkote Floor Tiles
  • Floor Backing
  • Floor Leveling Compound
  • Floor Protection (under wood and coal stoves)
  • Floor Tile Mastic
    Floor Tiles
  • Flurobestos
  • Franco-therm Cement
  • Friction materials
  • Frost Proof
  • Furnace Cement
  • Fyrbestos Sheets
  • Frying Pans and Grills (Electric)
  • Fume Hoods
    Furnace Cement


An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos Products (such as textiles, friction Products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.

  • Gardening Products
  • GAF Asbestos Felt
  • GAF Products
  • Garlock Gasketing
  • Garlock Products
  • Gasket Material
  • Gaskets
  • Gaskets in Flanged Pipe Joints
  • Gasket Material
  • Gaskets
  • Gasket Material
  • Gator Tape
  • Generators
    Glassblower Mitts
  • GE Products
  • Glassbestos
  • Glassblower Mitts
  • Glosscell Block
  • Glosscell Covering
  • Gloves
  • Goldbestos
  • Gold Bond Adhesive
    Gold Bond Asbestos Paper
    G.B. Asbestos Sheets
    Gold Bond Cement
    Gold Bond Perfo-Lyte
    Gold Bond Plaster
    Gold Bond Products
    Gold Bond Spackle Paster
    Gold bond Tar Paper
  • G. Bond Wood Fiber paster
  • Grinding Wheels
  • Griptex Mineral Wool Block
  • Green House Materials
  • Guardian Heatguard
  • Gunning Mix
  • Gunnite/Fire-Proofing Spray
  • Gunnite Used for Internal Insulation of Furnaces


Asbestos fibers are strong, durable, and resist heat, acids, and friction. They are virtually indestructible. Because of these useful physical properties, asbestos fibers were often combined with other materials for use in thousands of industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building Products.

  • Hair Dryers
  • Hairfelt
  • H.K. Porter Canvas
  • H.K. Porter Products
  • H/2 Insulation Block
  • Heat Cement
  • Heat Guard
    Heating and Electrical Ducts
  • Heatguard
  • Heat Shield
  • Heat Seal
  • Heating Cabinet Panels (Asbestos Cement)
  • Heat and Fire Resistant Protective Clothing (gloves, mittens, sleeves, aprons, coats, jackets, pants, hoods, spats)
  • Heat Resistant Fabrics
  • Heaters (Portable electric)
  • Heat-Seal
  • Helmet
  • High Pressure Packing
  • HI Mastic
  • HI Stick Cement
  • HI Temp Cement
  • Hi Temp Products
  • High Temperature Gaskets
  • High-Temperature wallBoard
  • Hot-Tops (ingot mold covers and inserts Used with ingot molds in the steel pouring process)
  • High Pressure Packing
  • High Temp Insulating Cement
  • Hilite Insulating Cement
  • Hitemp Block
  • Hitemp Board
  • Hitemp Pipe Covering
  • Hou Daille 10 11
  • Hou Daille 1871H
  • Hou Daille 65
  • HVAC Duct Insulation
  • Hylo Block
  • Hylo Cement
  • Hylo Pipe Covering
  • Hy-Temp Block
  • Hy-Temp Cement
  • Hy-Temp Pipe Covering


Asbestos is classified into many different types, which include; chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), amosite (brown asbestos), tremolite, anthopyllite, and actinolite.

  • Incandescent Light Fixture Backing
  • Industrial A-C Board
  • Industrial Use Products
  • Incinerators
  • Insubestos Felt Strips
  • Insubestos Felt Type A
  • Insubestos Felt Type B
  • Insulated or Bare Pipe
  • Insulating Block
  • Insulating Cements
  • Insulating Contractor
  • Insulating Felt
  • Insulating Mix
  • Insulating Mix
  • Insulation
  • Insulation Blanket
  • Insulation Board
  • Insulation Coating
  • Insulation Duct
  • Insulation Jacketing
  • Insulation Jacket FAB
  • Insulation Seal
  • Insulation on Some Wiring
  • Insulation on Steam Pipes
  • Insulbestos Felt
  • Insulkote SG
  • Insulkote-Coating
  • Insulmastic
  • InsulSeal
  • Insulstick
  • Insultape Insulation
  • Internal Linings and Exhaust Ducts
  • Insulating Cloth
  • Industrial A-C Board
  • Insulmastic
  • Ironing Board Covers
  • Iron Rests


The first known asbestos lawsuit was in 1929 in New Jersey.

  • Jcafco Products
  • Joint Compounds
  • J-M Asbestos Cloth
  • JM 301 Cement
  • J-M Asbestos Canvas
  • J-M Asbestos Gasketing
  • J-M Block
  • J-M Cement
  • J-M Finishing Cement
  • J-M Pipe Covering
  • J-M Products
  • JPS Asbestos Cloth
  • J Spray


Many asbestos-containing Products remain in buildings, ships, industrial facilities and other environments where the fibers can become airborne.

  • Kaiser Mineral Wool Block
  • Kalite
  • Karnak Mastic
  • Kaylo Block
  • Kaylo Block Insulation
  • Kaylo Canvas
  • Kaylo Pipe Insulation
  • Kaylo Pipe Covering
  • Kaytherm Block
  • Kaytherm Block Insulation
  • Kaytherm Cement
  • Kaytherm Pipe Insulation
  • Kaytherm Pipe Covering
  • Keasby Cement
  • Keasby Products
  • Keene Asbestos Products
  • Keene Block
  • Keene Pipe Covering
  • Keene Woodfelt
  • Kent Cigarette Filters (1952-1956)
  • Kilns
  • K & M Block
  • K & M Finishing Cement
  • K & M Pipe Covering
  • K & M Kaytherm 1700
  • Krack-Pruf Insulation


Asbestos has been used in various Products since the 1900s, but the peak usage years were between 1950 and 1975.

  • Laboratory Hoods
  • Laboratory Products
  • Laboratory Gloves
    Laboratory Hoods
    Lagging Cloth
    Lagging Tape
  • Lagging Adhesive
  • Lagging Cloth
  • Lagging Tape
  • Lagtone
  • Lap Seal
  • Leggings
  • Limpet
  • Limpet Spray
  • Limpet Spray Asbestos
  • Litecase 30 S
  • LK Block
  • LK Pipe Covering
  • Loose Fill Insulation (in exterior wall cavities - Vermiculite)
  • LT Block
  • LT Pipe covering
  • LT Sealer


During the 20th century, more than 30 million tons of Asbestos was used in industrial facilities, homes, schools, shipyards, steel mills, power plants and commercial buildings in the United States.

  • Machine Room Ceilings
  • Machine Room Floors
  • Machine Room Walls
  • Machine Room Ducts
  • Magnesia or Calcium Silicate
  • Magnesia Block
  • Magnesia Cement
  • Magnesia Covering
  • MagnesiaIinsulating Cement
  • Marine Panels
  • Marinite Insulating Panel
  • Magnesia Pipe Covering
  • Marine Panels
  • Masonry Fill
  • Mastic
  • Mastic adhesives
  • Metal-Clad Firebrick (Found in Open Health Furnaces and Basic Oxygen Furnaces
    Metal Mesh Blanket
  • MillBoard
  • Mineral Wool Block
  • Mineral Wool Insulating Cement
  • Mineral Wool Mineral Wool Blankets
  • Mittens
  • Mitts
  • Micabestos
  • Micarda Plate and Tube
  • millBoard and RollBoard
  • Mills Boiler
  • Mineral Wool insulating Cement
  • Mineral Wool
  • Mineral Wool Blankets
  • Mineral Wool Blocks
  • Mittens
  • Mitts
  • Mixers (Electric)
  • Molded Cork Pipe Covering
  • MonoBlock
  • Monofoam
  • Monokote
  • Monoplast
  • Mono-ply Insulating Cement
  • Monospray
  • Mortat Mix
  • Multiply Block
  • Multiply Pipe Covering
  • Mundet Asbestos Cement
  • Mundet Pipe Covering
  • Mundet Products
  • MundetBlock
  • Mundetcork


During the 1960s the first definite link between mesothelioma and asbestos was made. Asbestos is now known to be the most common cause of the disease.

  • N-1200 Block
  • National Gypsum Sheetrock
  • National Gypsum Board
  • Navy Sealer
  • Navy Standard Hairfelt
  • Newtherm Pipe Covering
  • NG Asbestos MillBoard
  • Nicolet Pipe Covering
  • Nicolet/Keasby Products
  • Non-Sweat Pipe Insulation
  • Non-Sweat Pipe Covering
  • Novabestos
  • Novatex
  • Nsulkote
  • Nuclear Reactors


  • One-Shot Cement
  • OCF Asbestos Cloth
  • OCF Products
  • One Coat Cement
  • One Coat Insulating Cement
  • One Coat Cement
  • One Coat Finishing Cement
  • Osnaburg
  • Owens-Corning 660 Cement
  • Owens-Corning Asbestos Cement


A wide array of workers were exposed to Asbestos including shipyard workers, factory workers, pipe fitters, sheet metal workers, plumbers, laborers, machinists, mechanics, powerhouse workers, and electricians.

  • Pabco
  • Pabco Block
  • Pabco Caltemp Pipe Cover
  • Pabco F-1 Hydraulic Cement
  • Pabco Pipe Covering
  • Pabco Super Caltemp Block
  • Packing
  • Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations)Packaging
  • Pads for Ironing Board
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper Products
  • Paper Tape
  • Panels
  • Patching Fiber
  • Patching Plaster
  • Perf-a-Tape
  • Performed Pipe Wrap
  • Perlite
  • Perltex Spray Surface
  • Perltex Super 40
  • PermaBoard
  • PermiSeal
  • PermaBoard
  • Pipe Covering
  • Philip Carey Products
  • Pipes IInsulation on either exposed or concealed pipes)
  • Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, Block, etc.)
  • Pipe Covering
  • Pipe Lagging Insulation
    Pipe Elbow Insulation
  • Pipe Flanges
  • Pitcote
  • Pittsburgh Corning Products
  • Pittwrat
  • Plaster or Drywall Jointing Materials
  • Plaster Sprayed-on Fireproofing
  • Plasticork
  • Plibrico Cement
  • Plicaste Cement
  • Plisulate Cement
  • Plaster
  • Potholders
  • Potting Mixtures
  • Polybestos Cloth
  • Popcorn Poppers
  • Pork Chop Boiler
  • Porterlag
  • Portersite
  • Pot Holders
  • Powerhouse Cement
  • Powershield
  • Prasco Pipe Covering
  • preformed Pipe Wrap
  • Pumps
  • Pumps and Packing
  • Pumps with Packing
  • Putty
  • Pyrobar Blocks
  • Pyrokure
  • Pyrokure Paper
  • Pyrokure Tape
  • Pyroscat Fireproofing
  • Pyrospray
  • Pyrotex


  • Quickset Cement
  • Quick-Setting Joint Compound
  • Quick Treat Compound


It is estimated that there will be about 250,000 cases of Mesothelioma before 2020.

  • Racko Asbestos Cement
  • Railroad Asbestos
  • Railroad Electrical Arc Chutes
  • Rain Water and Sanitary Lines
  • Range Boiler Jacket
  • Ranges and Ovens
  • Raw Asbestos
  • Raw Asbestos Fiber
  • Raybestos Amosite Blanket
  • Raymark Brake Linings
  • Raymark Products
  • Refractory Cements
  • Refractory Brick and Spacers
  • Refractory Cement Chalk Boards
  • Refractory Materials
  • Ready Mix Joint Compound
  • Red Top Plaster
  • Red Top Products
  • Refractory Cements
  • Refrigerators
  • Regular Pipe Covering
  • Resilienyt Sheet Flooring
  • Rexalt
  • R & I Block
  • R & I Unsulating Cement
  • Rhinoestos Cloth
  • Riley Stoker Asbestos Products
  • RoadBoard
  • Rockwool Insulation Cement
  • Rockwool Asbestos Blanket
  • Rockwool Asbestos Blanket
  • Rockwool Blanket
  • Rockwool Block
  • Roofing ProDuct
  • Roughing Cement
  • Roofing Felt
  • Roofing Paper
  • RollBoard
  • Rope
  • Rope Packing
  • Roofing Shingles
  • Roofing Felt Shingles Rope
  • Rope Packing
  • Ruberoid Block
  • Ruberoid calsilite
  • Ruberoid Cement
  • Ruberoid Hi-Temp Cement
  • Ruberoid Pipe Covering


Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years after the first exposure to asbestos.

  • Safes
  • Safekote Cement
  • Salmo Glazed Aircell
  • Safety Boxes
  • Sealer
  • Seal Fast Adhesive
  • Sheet Packing
  • Sheet Rope
  • Sheetrock
  • Sheets
  • Sheet Vinyl Flooring
  • Siding
  • Siding Gaskets
  • Siding Shingles
  • silicate Calsilite
  • Silvabestos Cloth
  • S&K Ranger Boiler Jacket
  • Sleeves
  • Shingles
  • Silicate Calsilite
  • Slow Cookers
  • Smith & Kanzler Products
  • Sniper 3000 Cement
  • Sound Shield
  • Soldering and Welding Blocks or Sheets
  • Soundproofing
  • Sleeves
  • Spackle
  • Spackling Compounds
  • Spackle Plaster
  • Sponge Blocks
  • Sponge Felt
  • Sparkfast Adhesive
  • Speedlag
  • Splicegard
  • spray-on Fireproofing
  • spun Felt
  • Spray
  • Sprayed Coatings
  • Spray-Applied Insulation
  • Spray Fireproofing
  • Stalastic
  • Steam Generator
  • Steam and Hot Water Heating (supply and return lines)
  • Stic-Tite Cement
  • Stic-Tite Finishing Cement
  • Stik-Tab Cement
  • Stippled Finishes
  • Stone Corrugated Sheets
  • Stone Sheathing
  • Stove Mats
  • Stove Pipe Rings
  • Stucco
  • stone Corrugated Sheets
  • Super "66" Insulating Cement
  • Super 48 Cement
  • Super 711
  • Super D Blockinsulate
  • Super Finish Stic-Tite Cement
  • Super Finish Cement
  • Super High Temp Cement
  • Super Insulation Tape
  • Super Light Block
  • Super Powerhouse Cement
  • Super Stic-Tite Cement
  • Super48 insulating Cement
  • Superex Block Insulation
  • Superex Pipe Covering
  • Super-Light Cement
  • SuperSeal Packing
  • Supertemp Blocking
  • Supplied/Distributed ASBE
  • Supplied/Distributed PRO


There are over 3,000 known Products that may contain Asbestos.

  • Table Pads
  • Tank Insulation
  • Tank Casings
  • Talc Powder
  • Talc Products
  • Tape
  • Taping Compounds (Thermal)
  • Tar Paper
  • Tar or "Black Jack"
  • T-Bar Ceiling Tile
  • Transite
  • Troweled Coating
  • Turbines
  • T/NA Insulation Jacket
  • Temp Check Block
  • Temp Check Pipe Covering
  • Terra Lite
  • Terrybestos
  • TexTile Clothes
  • Theater Curtains
  • TexTile Garments
  • Themobestos Metalon P/C
  • Thermal Insulation and Exhaust Manifolds
  • Thermal Paper Products
  • Thermal Spray
  • Thermal taping compounds
  • Therm Block
  • Thermabestos Block
  • Thermabestos Cement
  • Thermaguard
  • Thermaguard Asbestos Cloth
  • Therma-K Block
  • Therma-K Pipe Covering
  • Thermalcoat
  • Thermasil
  • Thermasil Block
  • Thermasil Cement
  • Thermasil Pipe Covering
  • Thermasil-General
  • Thermo 12
  • Thermo 12 Pipe Covering
  • Thermo Pipe Covering
  • Thermobestos
  • Thermobestos Pipe Cover
  • ThermoBlock
  • Thermokote
  • Thermolite
  • Thermon Heat Cement
  • Thermotex B
  • Thermotex B (Paper)
  • Thermotex B Weatherpro
  • Thin Set Materials
  • Titegrip Cement
  • Toasters
  • Transite
  • Transite Board
  • Transite Pipe Asbestos
  • Transmission Parts
  • Transite Siding
  • Troweled Coating
  • Tri-Bestos
  • Tri-calite Block Insulation
  • Turbines
  • Turbines with Ancill Insulation


  • Unarco Amocel Pipe Cover
  • Unarco Board
  • Unarco Cloth
  • Unarco Insulating Cement
  • Unarco Mineral Wool
  • Unarco Products
  • Unibestos
  • Unibestos Block
  • Unibestos Pipe Covering
  • Unibestos Products/Distribution
  • U.S. Gypsum Spray
  • USG Aircell Pipe Cover
  • USG Hairfelt Pipe Cover
  • USG Woolfelt Pipe Cover
  • Util Thermal Finish Cement


  • Valves
  • Valve Gaskets (automotive)
  • Valve Rings
  • Valve Stem Packing
  • Valve Rings
  • Valves and Packing
  • Vapor barriers
  • various JM Products
  • V-Dent Pipe Insulation
  • Vee Block Mix (Relabel)
  • Vermont Asbestos
  • Versakote
  • Vermiculite Compounds
  • Vermiculite (Used in some horticultural potting mixes, brake pads, acoustic Tiles, Insulation)
  • Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile
  • Vinyl Gypsum Adhesive
  • Vinyl Floor Tile
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring (Linoleum)
  • Vinyl Wall Coverings
  • Vinyl Wallpaper
  • Vitricel Asbestos Sheet
  • Vitricel Cement


  • WallBoard Joint Compound
  • WallBoard or Sheetrock
  • Wall Cavities
  • Waterproofing
  • Welding Rods
  • Wick
  • Wires
  • Wood Fiber Plaster
  • WallBoard
  • Wall Ceilings
  • Wall Panels
  • Wall Protection (Behind heat-generating Products)
  • Wall Penetration Packing Materials
  • Water Tube Boiler
  • Waterproofing
  • Weathercote Asphalt CM
  • Weatherkote
  • WeatherSeal
  • Weld-on Cement
  • Welding Blankets and Screens
  • Welding Rods White Loose Wool
  • White Surface Cement
  • White-Cement
  • Wicks
  • Window Glazing
  • Wire Mesh Blanket
  • Wires
  • Wire Mesh Blanket Pot Holders and Ironing Board Pads
  • Wood Fiber Plaster
  • Woolfe LT Pipe Covering
  • Woolfelt Block
  • Woolfelt Covering
  • Wovenstone


  • Yarn
  • Yellow Insulation


  • Zono-coustic
  • Zonolite Acoustic Plaster
  • Zonolite Asbestos
  • Zonolite Cement
  • Zonolite Decorators
  • Zonolite Dry Cement
  • Zonolite High Temp
  • Zonolite Mono-Cote F.P.
  • Zonolite Plaster
  • Zono Plaster Aggregate
  • Zonolite Spray Insulation
  • Zonolite Spra-Tex

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