Common Products Containing Asbestos

Asbestos has traditionally been used in a wide array of products, from flooring tiles and cement to attic insulation, firefighter suits and rope. Unfortunately, the widespread use of this mineral has led to countless avoidable cases of cancer and wrongful death.

At Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., our Pittsburgh attorneys offer more than 60 years of combined legal experience in asbestos and mesothelioma cases and other personal injury matters. Our mission is to recover the compensation our clients deserve for the physical and financial injuries they have suffered, including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and the loss of loved ones.

Our Pennsylvania law firm handles all types of asbestos-exposure cases, but we have particular experience with the following common products containing asbestos that are found in the industrial industry:

  • Asbestos wire and cable
  • Ash-handling equipment
  • Arc chutes on panel boards
  • Boilers
  • Brake pads
  • Clutches
  • Compressors
  • Cooling towers with asbestos transite slats
  • Cranes
  • Furnaces and furnace hoses
  • Gaskets
  • Gloves
  • Grinding wheels
  • Hood liners
  • Hot tops
  • Joint compounds
  • Kilns
  • Motors
  • Packing
  • Panel boards
  • Pumps
  • Soot blowers on boilers
  • Steam traps
  • Thermocouples
  • Turbines
  • Valves

Why Use Asbestos-Containing Materials?

American product manufacturers began using this mineral in the 1800s for several reasons. It was inexpensive and quite durable. Most importantly, it was a natural insulator and fire retardant. Asbestos use reached its climax during World War II, when it was used extensively in shipbuilding. Today, regulations allow manufacturers to use only less than 1 percent asbestos in their products.

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Do you suspect that you or a loved one may have developed mesothelioma or another disease from exposure to products with asbestos? If so, schedule a free initial consultation by calling 412-567-4931, toll free at 866-473-7545 or complete our contact form. Our lawyers accept all cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. You will not pay attorney's fees unless we are successful in your case.