Asbestos Related Diseases

What Is Asbestos?

  • Asbestos is actually a firm used for six fibrous materials that grow naturally:
    • Chrysotile
    • Crocidolite
    • Actinolite
    • Amosite
    • Anthophyllite
    • Tremolite

Asbestos fibers are very strong and resistant to chemical breakdown, as well as heat resistant. This makes asbestos a useful substance for a variety of purposes. For centuries, asbestos was mined and used in a broad range of industries, including construction, the automotive industry, the textile industry, aviation, and more.

Companies New Asbestos Was Dangerous—& Used It Anyway

Many companies were aware of the dangers associated with asbestos, yet they contained to use the substance in producing a broad variety of products and materials. This is wrong. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to workplace exposure, you should not hesitate to contact BPB. Our firm of national mesothelioma lawyers can represent you.

Why Is Asbestos Hazardous?

Asbestos is now banned in 50 countries worldwide. It is classified as a human carcinogen in the United States. Asbestos fibers are like microscopic needles—about one-fifth the diameter of a human hair. These fibers can be inhaled or swallowed easily, and then become entrapped in the body’s soft tissue, where it can cause scarring and damage. Mesothelioma is the most commonly known asbestos-related disease.

Other asbestos-related diseases include:

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