How Much Asbestos is in Your House?

by Sokolove Law

Decades ago, the safety and warmth of winter indoors had a dark shadow cast overtop, as the threat of asbestos exposure was ever-present. Homes were built with it. So were car parts. Government agencies used it in their buildings and equipment.

It was difficult to relax when considering just how prominently asbestos was used. For example, asbestos could be found in:

  • Stucco
  • Roofing tiles
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Piping of various types and sizes
  • Insulation
  • Curtains

Asbestos has been used in various products since the 1900s, but the peak usage years were between 1950 and 1975. Asbestos was used in creating products even after reports of its dangerous effects surfaced.

Asbestos use in products has since subsided in the Western world, though traces of asbestos can still be found in some products. Asbestos was once considered a miracle among construction workers and scientists alike. A naturally occuring, prevalent material, asbestos was both adaptable and durable. It was praised for being inexpensive and fire-resistant.

The public soon discovered that exposure to asbestos dust could lead to fatal illness.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma that can be attributed to asbestos exposure in the home, there may be legal action worth pursuing. Call Sokolove Law today for a free legal consultation regarding a mesothelioma lawsuit.