Workers at risk: Asbestos string was used on pipes, boilers, jointing, and gaskets.
Asbestos string is composed of chrysotile or crocidolite. Its uses were varied over time, and include windings on welding electrodes and as thread for sewing together various asbestos textile products.
Asbestos rope/yarn has been used as lagging on pipes, jointing and packing materials, for example, around windows, and as heat-/fire-resistant boiler, oven sealing. Textile products include fire blankets and oven gloves.
Asbestos string has been used for sealing hot water radiators. Sometimes, the joints are sealed with asbestos string.
Asbestos string, secured with automotive silencer/muffler cement is still in use.
Some boiler systems using an older flue system have been found to have asbestos string gaskets.
Additionally, welding rods were wrapped with asbestos string.
There is a wide body of medical evidence directly linking human exposure to asbestos fibers--such as those found in asbestos string--with several forms of asbestos cancer, including mesothelioma, as well as a serious lung disease called "asbestosis."
Many contractors, boilermakers, pipefitters and other workers who do home renovation have come forward to say exposure to asbestos string may have led to their diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
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