Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Clean Air Act, and similar legislation, a vast majority of products containing asbestos have been banned since the 1980s. However, not all asbestos containing products are included in these bans, and many workers and consumers still face the risk of asbestos exposure every day.
Products that are not covered by asbestos bans include:
- CEMENT PRODUCTS INCLUDING CORRUGATED AND FLAT SHEET, SHINGLE, AND PIPE
- ROOFING PRODUCTS INCLUDING FELT AND COATINGS
- PIPELINE WRAP
- VINYL FLOOR TILE
Additionally, many automotive parts containing asbestos have not been banned in the United States. These may include:
- AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS
- BRAKE BLOCKS
- CLUTCH FACINGS
- DISK BRAKE PADS
- DRUM BRAKE LININGS
- FRICTION MATERIALS
Have You Been Exposed?
If you work or have worked in one of the many occupations with asbestos exposure risks, it is important to discuss your risks with your doctor. The latency period for asbestos-related illnesses may exceed 60 years, but diagnosis can occur much sooner when proper tests are performed.
If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or a related illness, New York asbestos exposure attorney Joseph Williams is here to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case, your rights, and the most effective way to get the compensation you deserve.
For more information about your rights following diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease, please contact the Williams Law Firm, P.C. today. Joseph Williams fights for victims of asbestos exposure in New York City and throughout the United States.