Plastics are among the most useful and advanced materials of the 20th century. Unfortunately, plastic products have also long been associated with health hazards through the toxic materials of which they are composed and unstable compositions which may release these toxins. One of the more common toxins associated with plastic composition is asbestos.
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What’s the problem?
Asbestos was used in plastics for the same reasons it was used in other compounds. The mineral has long been known for its durability and fire and heat resistant qualities. The inclusion of asbestos in certain plastic products was thought to make products safer and longer-lasting. Asbestos could be found in plastics such as PVC, nylon, and polypropylene.
Most often, those at risk of asbestos exposure are not the consumer or those who use these plastics, but those who are involved in the plastics molding process. While mixing compounds, plastic workers regularly dealt with friable asbestos fibers (asbestos fibers are considered friable if they are able to be inhaled or released air into the air). Those who have worked in plastics moldings or are regularly dealing with damaged or destroyed plastics products may also be at risk for asbestos inhalation.
Asbestos exposure continues to be a real risk in the production of plastics. Those who have worked within this industry should watch their respiratory health closely and have their lung health checked regularly by an appropriate physician or breathing specialist.
Do I have a Asbestos-related Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.