Workers at risk: Asbestos string was used on pipes, boilers, jointing, and
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
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.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary
exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for
If you would like a free consultation or more information
about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a
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