Although asbestos was used in a wide array of products and industrial settings (e.g., aluminum plants), there were numerous risk factors associated with its use. Those who manufactured these products as well as those who worked with them directly (like union workers and construction workers) are at risk to develop asbestos diseases such as malignant mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma research has even shown that asbestos exposure is linked to high rates of mesothelioma in veterans. Federal law requires that newly-manufactured products contain no more than 1% asbestos, but there are also a number of popular asbestos alternatives available that are environmentally safe and pose limited health concerns to the user. Our extensive research has disclosed that asbestos was used in the following products: