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Asbestos Exposure on 9/11: The North Tower

How Asbestos Exposure on 9/11 Led to a New Generation of Mesothelioma Sufferers

The attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 created a new asbestos exposure hazard. The North Tower was constructed between 1970 and 1972 and asbestos was used as fireproofing up to the 40th floor.

How Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma and Cancer

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Asbestos in the United States

A Brief History of Asbestos in the United States and Companies’ Failure to Warn

​​​​​​​Asbestos has been used in industrial applications since about 1880. More than 3,000 products using asbestos include fire resistant insulation, gas masks, water and sewage pipes, cement building materials, reinforcement in asbestos-cement products, brakes and clutches, sprayed fire-proofing products, floor tiles and coverings.

Asbestos-Caused Illnesses

A Brief on Painful and Life-Threatening Asbestos-Caused Illnesses

Prolonged exposure to airborne asbestos fibers increases a person’s risk of developing respiratory problems. Those with prolonged asbestos exposure are likely to have more asbestos fibers remain in their lungs, increasing their risk for three major diseases: mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.