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Where Can Asbestos be Found?

Aaron Heckaman: The obviously places that everyone knows is if you served in the armed forces, which unfortunately has a high percentage of people who committed service are later inflicted with this horrible disease. What you see nowadays is that there are products that people would have never imagined contained asbestos, and that could be things from drywall in their home, flooring tiles, and ceiling tiles. There is asbestos in phenolic resin, so you see people who worked with plastics and other trades that are non-traditionally asbestos exposure trades that are getting sick.

As we get later in the years and as asbestos was phased out in the mid-80s, you're seeing a whole lot of new and nontraditional exposures where you're seeing people who were exposed through remediation projects. We have a very interesting case right now where we are representing a former sitting judge who was exposed through remediation and remodeling of the courthouse that he served in. It's unbelievable how widely used asbestos was and how scary it is that it's still in place today in a whole lot of places.