Asbestos And Adhesives
Asbestos was a major component of a vast number of asbestos products for many years. In America, it was used in production of insulation and other construction based items for nearly a century. During this time, many different applications were found for this pliable mineral, and it was included in hundreds of different products. It was prized because it had the ability to endure great heat or even fire, and remain strong and intact for years. One of these uses was as a powerful adhesive that could form a strong bond with most surfaces.
Risks of Asbestos Disease
Regrettably, asbestos was also found to be toxic and one of the primary risk factors for mesothelioma. People who were exposed to this hazardous mineral often developed respiratory diseases and cancerous conditions like mesothelioma. There a different types of mesothelioma including peritoneal mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma. The problem begins when microscopic particles of asbestos are released into the air. This can happen during the production of adhesive or other products, or years later when these items would start to fall apart. Once it does occur, the particles are often inhaled by anyone unlucky enough to get too close, and after they are taken internally they can create severe health issues over a long period of time. Unfortunately a mesothelioma prognosis is not often favorable, and the number of mesothelioma survivors is not great.
Even after asbestos was declared to be hazardous, certain unscrupulous manufacturers continued to use it. Company officials were often aware that both their staff and customers were put at risk of exposure to this toxic substance, but in the end they kept the threat quiet in order to continue making money. Their only other option was to temporarily halt production and create a new list of ingredients for their adhesives or other goods, and this can be a costly and time consuming process. Sadly some executives felt it was simply not worth it to make the change, and did not bother to let anyone else know of the dangers.
Anyone who used an adhesive that contained asbestos may have unknowingly ingested tiny particles that could be affecting their health even now. If you suspect you may have been exposed, contact a mesothelioma doctor and explain the circumstances. You may also have legal rights and can contact a mesothelioma attorney to discuss what options may be available to you.
Adhesive Products Containing Asbestos
The following partial list of adhesive products were known to contain asbestos:
|Product Name||Start Year||End Year|
|3M Wet Adhesives||1935||1986|
|A.P. Green Insulation Adhesive||1947||1972|
|Armstrong S-89 Adhesive||1965||1983|
|Armstrong S-90 Adhesive||1934||1983|
|Celotex Carey Fibrous Adhesive||1906||1984|
|Celotex Careytemp Adhesive||1961||1968|
|Combustion Engineering Fibrous Adhesive||1964||1965|
|Georgia-Pacific Drywall Adhesive||1972|
|H.B. Fuller Adhesives|
|Johns Manville Asbestogard Adhesive|
|Mobil Oil Armorcote Adhesive||1964||1973|
|Mobil Oil Dum-Dum Adhesive||1964||1973|
|Mobil Oil Dum-Dum Masonic Adhesive||1964||1973|
|National Gypsum Gold Bond Adhesive||1953||1956|
|National Gypsum Gold Bond Laminating Adhesive A||1970||1974|
|Uniroyal B.F. Goodrich Adhesives||1960||1963|
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