Weatherproof jackets are a type of weatherproof insulation used on valves and joints. Asbestos was commonly used in these products because of its ability to withstand extreme hot and cold, making it a perfect insulator for indoor or outdoor use.
In the late 1970s, the use of asbestos was banned in most construction products. However, by this time, it was too late to stop the adverse effects of previous exposures to asbestos. Inhalation of asbestos fibers is extremely dangerous as it can lead to the onset of mesothelioma, a lethal form of cancer found in the lungs, abdomen, or chest cavity.
There are no early signs of the disease with symptoms appearing, on average, 40 years after exposure. Mesothelioma symptoms to look out for once health problems do begin appearing are:
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos as a result of handling or being involved with ASB Weatherproof Jacket, and if you think such exposure may have caused you or your loved one to become ill with mesothelioma or any other form of asbestos related disease, please contact the lawyers at Clapper, Patti Schweizer & Mason for more information.