a century ago, asbestos was seen as an ideal building material,
it was an excellent insulator, fireproof, and relatively inexpensive.
During the twentieth century, some 30 million tons of asbestos
was used in the construction of industrial sites, office buildings,
schools, shipyards homes, and everyday items such as ironing
boards, dryers, toasters, and low-density insulation products.
Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, researchers began
to see a correlation between the unusually large numbers of
deaths and lung problems in asbestos mining towns.
the history of asbestos is central to understanding why an
Asbestosis victim is entitled to just compensation for damages.
If you have Asbestosis, you are invariably a victim of asbestos,
a material whose danger was known as early as the 1930s. Many
asbestos manufacturers and corporate users of asbestos materials
ignored the scientific data showing asbestos' lethality. In
the end, workers who had to work with the material were the
ones who suffered. Today, those workers have a right to fair
compensation for their suffering and health bills.
Originally, asbestos was viewed as a miracle
material. It is an excellent insulator, a fireproof, and inexpensive.
However, around the turn of the century, researchers noticed
a large numbers of deaths and lung problems in asbestos mining
Despite the scientific evidence, companies
continued to use asbestos as a building material and in all
parts of manufacturing. Many materials, such as fiberglass
insulation, were developed to replace asbestos, but companies
that used asbestos ignored the (often more expensive) safer
Asbestos is similar to tobacco in that it was a known carcinogen
and corporate executives ignored the danger for the sake of
profits. Asbestos, however, is much more dangerous than cigarette
smoke and the victims were largely exploited workers who were
unaware of the serious health risks they faced on a daily