Ohio Asbestos Exposure Attorney and Mesothelioma Cancer Lawyer reviews toxic asbestos insulation products and insulator exposure
Due to the extremely toxic nature of asbestos materials, insulators and others who worked regularly with asbestos insulation and other carcinogenic materials are at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma and lung cancer years after exposure. Insulators, construction workers, plumbers and electricians are all likely to have been exposed to asbestos products in the last 50 years.
There were hundreds of asbestos insulation products on the market up until the 1980s and insulators working in both residential and commercial capacities were exposed to dangerous cancer-causing fibers which could have been easily inhaled and ingested, becoming lodged in the lungs and causing scarring that is likely to lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Asbestos was used in residential and industrial insulation because it was cheap, durable, and fire-resistant, but turns out to be an extremely toxic material that is closely associated with insulator mesothelioma cases.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney and Mesothelioma Trust Fund Lawyer representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases involving asbestos and related cancers.
Asbestos Insulation & Toxic Exposure
Asbestos exposure is linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestosis is a chronic respiratory disease. Inhaled asbestos fibers scar lung tissue and the lung disease may cause cardiac failure. There is no effective treatment for asbestosis.
Lung cancer causes the largest number of deaths related to asbestos exposure. Insulators, construction crew, plumbers and shipfitters directly exposed to asbestos products are at high risk of developing lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, and almost all cases of mesothelioma are linked to asbestos exposure. Workers who handle asbestos materials in enclosed spaces, like plumbers, mechanics, electricians, ship builders, insulators, maintenance crews and construction site crews are most likely to develop mesothelioma.
Evidence suggests that other cancers are linked to asbestos exposure, including cancers of the esophagus, larynx, oral cavity, stomach, colon and kidneys.
Asbestos Insulation Products
Attics, ceilings, and walls in residential and commercial construction as well as ships and around piping, boilers, furnaces and electrical boxes had toxic insulation. Insulation covering on pipes, ducts and other plumbing and HVAC components often contain asbestos in homes, factories and ships. Cement, plaster, and electrical panel insulation may have contained asbestos. Loose-fill asbestos was poured onto attic floors and inside walls.
Asbestos Block Insulation is also a concern, as insulation blocks were sometimes made of pure asbestos. Spray-On Asbestos Insulation was also very toxic and put insulators who applied it at extreme health risk. Many asbestos products can be damaged easily, releasing toxic fibers into the air.
Popular brands of asbestos insulation included:
- Air Cell
- Gold Bond
- Super 66
- Celotex Careytemp
If you or a loved one suffered an asbestos-related illness after working with asbestos, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.