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Is Asbestos Banned In The United States?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is widely known to cause cancer. During the Industrial Revolution, asbestos became widely used. Soon after, the asbestos manufacturing industry was booming.

Unfortunately at the time, the dangers of asbestos were not fully understood. Asbestos mining, manufacturing, and use continued. People were getting sick and the sicknesses were attributed to asbestos exposure as early as 1897. Lung cancer was tied to asbestos definitively in the 1950s and mesothelioma in the 1960s and there was a great deal of evidence regarding the relationship between cancer and asbestos exposure even earlier. 

Many people are under the assumption that asbestos is banned in the United States, but this is not the case. Asbestos mining no longer takes place in the U.S., but the substance is still imported. Asbestos is still used in various industries and products.

Fifty-plus nations around the world have banned asbestos. But this cancer-causing substance is still being used in the United States. Get more information on Asbestos Nation.

Sadly, asbestos exposure in any amount can cause cancer. Those exposed to asbestos at work are at risk for developing mesothelioma - but many people do not realize that family members may also be at risk. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos at work may inadvertently transmit asbestos fibers home with them, putting others at risk.

As long as asbestos is still used in the United States, we will continue to see mesothelioma diagnoses and other adverse health effects.

Find out how we can help: If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you deserve to learn about your legal options. Please call Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman at 843-410-3956. We represent clients nationwide and we can come to you, no matter where you live in the U.S.

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