Were Formica Workers Exposed to Toxins?
When asbestos was used in applications, it was often handled without caution as it wasn’t really known to cause cancer until many years after it was introduced to the industrial world.
Sometimes workers knew they were working around toxic materials and other times they were not privy to that information. But mesothelioma and lung cancer cases have shed light on the risks workers took with or without their knowledge.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) agree now that asbestos exposure, however short the duration, directly leads to cancer risk. Cancer clusters in industrial areas of the country helped researchers determine that there was a link between certain materials and cancer cases.
Many people working with Formica products have been diagnosed with lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming for many victims and when medical costs soar, our lawyers can help you file a personal injury claim.
Contact Joe Lyon for more information on Formica asbestos exposure, treatment and compensation. Filing a toxic exposure lawsuit holds the responsible party accountable and secures financial compensation.
Formica Asbestos Exposure FAQ
Asbestos was widely used in adhesives, piping, insulation, electrical components, machinery, ship holds, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many other building materials.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have been later diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation. File a claim with our lawyers and we will get to work on your behalf. Free consults.
Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and was believed to be an ideal insulating material. History shows it was extremely hazardous to the health, and maybe employers should have done more to protect workers from the health risks.