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Selma, Alabama

Asbestos Exposure in Selma, AL

Selma was incorporated in 1820. It is in Dallas County situated on the high banks of the Alabama River. Selma has the largest historic district in Alabama, with more than 1,200 historic structures, homes and museums. Selma is often referred to as the “Queen City” because it is a regional retail, medical, employment and cultural hub for residents of Dallas, Perry, Wilcox and Lowndes counties. In 1989, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly was designated as the official state mascot, and Selma was designated as the "Butterfly Capital" of Alabama. The downtown area is decorated with more than 40 butterfly sculptures. Selma is home to a number of colleges including Selma University, Wallace Community College, and Concordia College. The town of Selma is widely known for its role during the Civil Rights Movement, particularly for the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement and for the three Selma to Montgomery marches that began in the city.

During the Civil War, Selma was one of the South's major military manufacturing centers, producing large amounts of supplies and munitions, and turning out Confederate warships such as the ironclad Tennessee. Other industries in Selma include International Paper, Bush Hog, Meadowcraft, and Peerless Pump Company (LaBour).

Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has been an enduring problem in and around Selma primarily in the manufacturing, construction and military industries. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Selma, you may be at risk to develop an asbestos disease like mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Selma

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Selma where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Ala Metallurgical Corp
  • Alabama Kraft Mead Paper Mill
  • Alabama Metallurgical
  • Alabama Metallurgical Corp
  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • Combustion Construction Company
  • Craig Airforce Base
  • Hammermill Paper Company
  • Henry Brick Company
  • International Paper Company
  • New Vaughn Memorial Hospital
  • Selma Paper Mill
  • Southern Natural Gas
  • The Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • Toccoa Manufacturing Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Selma, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Selma, Alabama. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 75.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Selma, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Selma, Alabama. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama School of Medicine
ZRB 739
1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 75.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Selma, Alabama

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Alabama

Birmingham Police Station Closed Due to Asbestos

Asbestos tiles at a Birmingham, Alabama, police station have caused it to shut down, and two officers have been admitted to the hospital. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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