July 28, 2021

Asbestos

Indiana Mesothelioma Lawyers

Although asbestos does is not naturally occurring in Indiana, our great state has been a heavy user of asbestos for industrial purposes. Indiana’s booming steel business is one of the biggest asbestos using culprits. Unfortunately, asbestos has indisputably been shown to cause mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, as well as a host of other conditions.

Asbestos FibersAsbestos has unique properties, including:

  • Fire resistance
  • Tensile strength
  • Electrical insulation
  • Chemical resistant
  • Sound dampening

Because of these properties, it was ideal for industries exposing workers to excess heat, chemicals or electricity. It was also used in the insulation for many houses.

Although it has not been banned outright, as in many other countries, the United States government has put heavy restrictions on asbestos use. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) instituted a concentration limit of seven million fibers per liter of drinking water for long fibers (5 microns or greater). Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a limit of 100,000 long fibers per cubic meter in the air for an eight hour work day.

Still, many are calling for the all out ban of asbestos use. Outright bans have been overturned in the past because of the perceived costs associated with eliminating asbestos.

Our Indiana mesothelioma lawyers are experienced handling a variety of complex and delicate mesothelioma cases. If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma, please contact our experienced Indiana mesothelioma lawyers today by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) for your free case evaluation.