Asbestos Exposure

Products that contain asbestos may be found almost everywhere you go. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated that there are at least 733,000 public buildings and schools, across this country, that have asbestos products found in them. The following is a list of some common products that are made with asbestos.

Products Commonly Made Using Asbestos

  • Joint compound and joint cements used in drywall work
  • Automotive brakes, gaskets and clutch materials
  • Floor tiles
  • Roofing materials
  • Pipe insulation
  • Heavy equipment brakes, gaskets and clutch materials
  • Insulation used on Navy ships
  • Fire proofing
  • Paints
  • Caulks
  • Valve packing
  • Boiler insulation
  • Electrical wires and cables

Although many of these products seem harmless enough because we don't actually come in contact with them, there is the danger of these elements being released into the air if they are disturbed or manipulated in any way. Buildings are torn down to make way for new ones or, as in the case of the World Trade Center, destroyed by terrorist. Paramedics, firefighters, other rescue personnel, cleanup crews and victims were all exposed to massive amounts of materials that contained asbestos.

Advocating Relentlessly For Workers Exposed To Asbestos

The extreme majority of the people who are victims of asbestos-related diseases contracted them through exposure as a result of their occupations. Some employees exposed to this risk are:

  • Mechanics
  • Construction workers (particularly those working with drywall)
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Electricians
  • Floor tilers
  • Navy veterans
  • Maintenance workers
  • Factory workers
  • Insulators
  • Boilermakers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Pipe fitters

Along with these people with occupational risks are their family members who also have the potential of exposure. Asbestos fibers can cling to a person's clothes and skin and end up being ingested by family members at home. Awareness of this problem has led to some at-risk businesses requiring workers to shower and change clothes before leaving work.

Serious asbestos-related diseases may take up to 50 years to manifest themselves so, if you know you have been exposed to this deadly fiber, please have a medical examination as soon as possible. If you know you are at risk, it would also be in your best interest to contact an experienced Atlanta mesothelioma lawyer from Buck Law Firm. We can assist you with anything having to do with asbestos-related diseases and we will guide you through the legal process to acquire your rightful compensation.

Contact Atlanta Attorney Robert C. Buck

Whether you're in the metro Atlanta area, Augusta, Albany or any other part of the state, our mesothelioma law firm will assist you with your asbestos-mesothelioma lawsuit. Contact us to schedule a consultation today. Our toll-free phone number is 888-594-9958.