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Toxic Exposure Lawyer Investigating GAF Asbestos Exposure

Heavy industries around the country used asbestos in various applications because of its durability, fire resistance and because it was a cheap substance. It was too good to be true, in fact, as it was later proven to be one of the most toxic materials in the industrial world. 

Many manufacturers, like GAF, used asbestos in their products to make them stronger and to reduce the risk of fires. Roofing, siding and flooring materials used the material up until the 1980s, when it was eventually phased out of production. 

GAF Asbestos Materials

GAF sold painting, insulating, piping, tiling, roofing and flooring products containing asbestos, including the following brands:

  • 115 insulation cement
  • 203 insulation cement
  • 214 insulation cement
  • 313 mineral wool insulation cement
  • 412 single-coat insulation cement
  • Anti-Sweat pipe covering
  • Frost-proof pipe covering
  • Asbestos rollboard
  • Asbestos millboard
  • Asbestos cement roofing shingles
  • Asbestos cement siding
  • Airtred sheet vinyl flooring
  • Asphalt tile
  • Aristo insulation
  • Boiler jackets
  • Brick-Strip paper
  • Calsilite pipe covering and block insulation
  • Calsilite-Hi pipe covering and block insulation
  • Calsilite SS pipe covering and block insulation
  • Calsilite insulation cement
  • Chrysotile asbestos fiber
  • Corrugated asbestos paper
  • Coverkote
  • Hi pipe covering
  • Hearth-Glow brick
  • Hooker grade fiber
  • Imperial insulation
  • Imperial sheet vinyl flooring
  • Luran Imperial sheet vinyl flooring
  • Luran Regency sheet vinyl flooring
  • Luran Airtred sheet vinyl flooring
  • Range boiler jackets
  • Roofing felts
  • Roofing paint products
  • Ruberoid Air Cell
  • Sponge felt
  • Supercell pipe covering
  • T/NA 100 asbestos paper and plastic film
  • T/NA 200 asbestos paper and plastic film
  • Vermont asbestos 7M insulating cement
  • Vinylflex asbestos floor tile
  • Watocel
  • Woolfelt pipe covering

Who Was at Cancer Risk at GAF?

The following positions and occupations were at risk of exposure to GAF’s asbestos products:

  • GAF and Ruberoid manufacturing plant workers
  • Roofers
  • Flooring workers
  • Construction workers
  • Carpenters
  • Insulators
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC workers
  • Veterans of the U.S. armed forces

About GAF Corporation

GAF Corporation, a manufacturing company operating out of New Jersey, is still a large roofing and waterproofing producer. GAF produces commercial and residential roofing products, as well as pavement coatings.

After going public in 1965, GAF acquired roofing supplies manufacturer Ruberoid, which later became a subsidiary known as GAF Materials Corporation. The company changed its name to GAF Corporation in 1968.

The GAF purchase of Ruberoid was ill-fated as the product line was wrought with asbestos materials. According to reports, GAF roofing materials, including felts, contained 60 percent chrysotile asbestos. Paints used as coatings on roofs contained up to 20 percent chrysotile asbestos.

Because of a growing asbestos liability, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2001. As part of its reorganization, G-I Holdings funded a $770 million asbestos trust, known as the G-I Holdings Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

What Are The Risks of Asbestos Exposure?

When asbestos products break down over time, it can be easily disturbed and it creates a fine dust and fibers that are inhaled. This can lead to mesothelioma and lung cancer. These toxins may remain embedded in the lungs for decades until it causes inflammation and cancer. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) consider asbestos to be a known carcinogen, and have repeatedly warned the public about possible exposure. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Asbestos-related illnesses and cancers include:

GAF Asbestos Exposure FAQ

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation. It is safe to say that the more exposure to toxins, the greater the risk of later developing an illness. If you worked for years at GAF or another company that handled toxins, you may be at risk. 

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

As an industrial material, asbestos was readily available, cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light. Many manufacturers though it was the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely toxic and hazardous to the health.

Why Hire The Lyon Firm?

Our lawyers have settled numerous workplace asbestos exposure cases on behalf of plaintiffs in many different states. We work with the leading occupational toxic exposure experts to get you the most compensation possible. We have the experience and resources to help you and your family. 

What Damages Are Available for Plaintiffs?

Settlements typically offer compensation related to pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs and the reduced quality of life.

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