Industrial Asbestos Products

Most people with an asbestos related disease were exposed to asbestos at work. Many construction materials and other industrial products were made with asbestos.

Oil refinery

  • Gaskets
  • Cooling towers
  • Turbines
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Steam traps
  • Dryer felts
  • HVAC equipment
    • Boilers/furnaces
    • Refractory/furnace cement
    • Flexible duct connectors
    • Heat ducts
  • Construction materials
    • Joint compound
    • Drywall
    • Caulk
    • Pipe insulation
    • Concrete
    • Roofing
    • Electrical wire coverings
    • Floor tile cements

Household Asbestos Products

Asbestos was also used in everyday household products to insulate them or make them more heat resistant. Disturbing the asbestos in any of these products increases the risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos related diseases.

  • Small appliances
    • Irons
    • Crock-pots
    • Toasters
    • Hot plates
  • Heat-resistant fabrics
    • Dish towels
    • Stove-top pads
    • Ironing board covers
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Textured ceilings
  • Flooring
  • Furnaces
  • Cigarette filters
  • Hair dryers
  • Attic insulation

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Automotive Asbestos Products

cars in repair shop

Several automotive parts were made with asbestos. Asbestos parts were more common in the past but continue to be used in some modern vehicles. Mechanics and other people who worked regularly with these parts could develop asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma or lung cancer.

  • Brakes
  • Clutches
  • Transmission parts