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Current Asbestos Mining and Uses

Asbestos has been used for thousands of years but experienced a surge in popularity during the industrial revolution of the 19th century. In 1858, America began to mine the material because it was useful in the production and manufacturing of numerous products. It is fire resistant and can prevent chemical and electrical damage. It was used for everything from insulation to mixing cement. In the 20th century, people learned that despite all of its advantages, it posed serious health hazards.

The medical expenses, pain, and suffering linked with asbestos exposure can be overwhelming. For answers to questions you may have about your legal rights, we encourage you to explore our Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help Center.

Ongoing Asbestos Mining and Product Use

Asbestos mining is no longer legal in the United States. The United States is doing its part to prevent the deadly consequences of asbestos mining. However, it is still legal many places around the world. Currently the substance is mined everywhere from Canada to China and is used in the following products, which may be imported into the United States:

  • Roofing felt
  • Pipeline wrap
  • Cement flat sheet
  • Cement corrugated sheet
  • Clutch facings
  • Disc brake pads
  • Drum brake lining
  • Brake blocks
  • Gaskets
  • Roof coatings

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Decades may pass before the full effects of asbestos exposure are detected. But when the problems begin, they can be life-threatening. If your loved one has suffered from an asbestos related disease, it is important for you to be properly informed. Fill out the contact form for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help Center for assistance in this trying time.

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