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12 Common Asbestos-Containing Products You Should Avoid

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on February 6, 2024

While the United States Environmental Protection Agency has banned some uses of asbestos, some products still contain the toxic material that can cause serious health conditions like lung cancer and mesothelioma. Therefore, avoiding these products is crucial to protect your health and avoid developing preventable issues later on. Asbestos is often found in construction and building materials, and when disturbed, the fibers release into the air could get lodged in the lungs of those who inhale them.

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand the dangers of asbestos and work closely with those who have been exposed to seek the justice they deserve. Our leading attorney, Joseph P. Williams, has over 30 years of experience and will meet with you in your home to work on your case. Our customized services and commitment to fighting for your rights allow you to focus on recovery instead of worrying about the complex legal process. We have also never lost a case.

What Types of Products Containing Asbestos Should You Avoid?

With over 3,000 products containing asbestos, it’s important to closely read labels, contact manufacturers, or have an item inspected if you suspect you may come into contact with it. However, some of the more common and commercially available products that may contain asbestos include the following:

  • Automotive: Brake linings, brake pads, and clutch plates
  • Ceiling: Ceiling texture, panels, tiles, and mastic 
  • Transite: Ducts, pipes, chimney flue lining, shingles, siding, and wall panels
  • Electrical: Electrical breakers, cloth wire insulation, electrical panel arc chutes, electrical panel partitions, and electrical panels 
  • Fire protection: Fire blankets, curtains, doors, and spray-on fireproofing 
  • Heating and cooling system: Boiler, duct, furnace, tank, and pipe insulation, cooling towers, gaskets, heat shields, HVAC vibration dampeners, tank casings, and thermal taping compounds 
  • Elevator: Equipment panels and car brake shoes
  • Flooring: Floor tiles, mastic, vapor barriers, linoleum flooring
  • Laboratory: Heat-resistant gloves, tables and countertops, and hoods
  • Roofing: Shingles, tar, felt, base flashing
  • Wall: Plaster, caulking, putties, spackling and joint compounds, sheetrock, vinyl wall coverings, penetration packing materials
  • Vermiculite: Insulation, gardening products, and fireplace decoration

Other products like adhesives, chalkboards, and paint may contain asbestos. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand it can be overwhelming to know you have used a product containing asbestos, so we work hard to hold the liable party accountable and secure the financial compensation you deserve.

Do You Need a Lawyer After Using a Product Containing Asbestos?

Even a brief moment of asbestos exposure can put you at risk of developing serious conditions like lung cancer and mesothelioma, which is why seeking help from a trusted lawyer is essential. Additionally, because asbestos-related issues like lung cancer and mesothelioma can take years to develop, having a lawyer by your side helps you handle the complex legal process and gives you the best chance of receiving maximum compensation. 

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we manage every aspect of your claim, including the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Using our extensive knowledge to answer your questions
  • Negotiating on your behalf
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Personalizing your case
  • Listening to your story and developing a personalized plan
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

We understand the high stakes involved in an asbestos-related claim, so we handle your case with the utmost importance and the individual attention it deserves. 

Reach Out to the Trustworthy New York Lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. Today

The dangers of asbestos are well-known to most people, so it may surprise you to know the material is still used in products today. This fiber is commonly found in construction materials, so if you are remodeling, renovating, or building a new home or building, it’s important to look for asbestos in your products. If you are exposed to the hazardous fiber material and are diagnosed with a condition as a result, The Williams Law Firm, P.C. can help.

When working with our top-notch founding partner, Joseph P. Williams, you are not getting a young, inexperienced lawyer directed by a boss. Instead, you receive unmatched personalized services and reliable dedication that allows you to focus on recovery. Give us a call today at (855) 575-6376 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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