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Kiln Use & Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma

Were Kiln Workers Exposed to Asbestos? 

Kiln workers are among those at risk for mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibers in their work environments. For many years, kilns used and manufactured products and materials that contained asbestos.

Kilns utilized asbestos in furnaces, cast houses, and ovens for decades in the United States—that is, until 1979, when asbestos was finally banned due to its confirmed link with mesothelioma cancer and other dangerous diseases.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a history of working with kilns, you might be eligible to recover compensation. Bailey Cowan Heckaman has a history of tough advocacy for workers affected by asbestos exposure on the job.

Call today at (713) 425-7100 to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.

Asbestos & Ceramic Manufacturing

Ceramic manufacturing plants have been some of the biggest culprits of using kilns containing asbestos. If you were worked with ceramic manufacturing prior to the ban of asbestos in 1979, you might have been exposed. Additionally, many ceramic fixtures contain talc, which is often contaminated with asbestos. Some factories have a history of exposing workers to large quantities of talc in their store rooms.

Kilns Containing Asbestos

For all those years before asbestos was banned in 1979, kiln workers did not know they were being exposed to a substance that could kill them. They were not given proper training or equipment. A study in Norway that from 1953 to 1988 found steelworkers were exposed to high levels of asbestos when packing joints in incinerators.

Not only that, but kiln workers can bring home those asbestos fibers on their clothes, hair, and skin, unknowingly endangering their loved ones. Symptoms of mesothelioma can arise years and even decades after exposure.

The following industries involve working with kilns that might have utilized asbestos:

  • Ceramic manufacturing
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Metal processing
  • Plastic processing
  • Waste flow
  • Food production

Contact an Experienced Mesothelioma Firm

Our firm represents individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. We have been representing injury victims for over 30 years and have vast experience with asbestos-related claims. Call Bailey Cowan Heckaman at (713) 425-7100 for a free evaluation of your case by our mesothelioma trial attorneys.

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