Chrysotile Asbestos Exposure

Chrysotile Asbestos Exposure

The most common kind of asbestos used is chrysotile asbestos. When viewed under a microscope, one can see how chrysotile asbestos fibers wrap around themselves in a spiral, which is why this type of asbestos is also known as serpentine or curly asbestos.

Chrysotile Products
Chrysotile, as well as its rough form, has been employed in a variety of items for a long time. It is durable, lighter, and has a longer commercial and industrial lifespan.

It can be found today in the roofs, ceilings, walls and floors of homes and businesses. Manufacturers also used chrysotile asbestos in automobile brake linings, gaskets and boiler seals, and insulation for pipes, ducts and appliances.

Chrysocement has been around since the turn of the century. It was created in Austria in 1904 and was widely utilized in Europe over the previous century, particularly after World War II, for residential and agricultural building. Between 1950 and 1995, a considerable portion of the roughly 25 million tons of chrysotile imported by European nations was used.

Chrysotile Today
There is still dispute between health care experts and the asbestos manufacturers and companies that continue to export it in Canada, Russia, and Italy. Those in favor of asbestos use believe that the chrysotile mined today is safe since it is “encapsulated in a matrix of either cement or resin” and is only utilized in thick, non-friable goods. However, according to medical experts, all kinds of asbestos are carcinogenic, and no degree of exposure is safe. Chrysotile accounts for the majority of instances of mesothelioma and asbestos illnesses, particularly pleural mesothelioma, due to its widespread usage.

Have you been exposed to Chrysotile?
If you think you’ve been exposed to asbestos, consult your doctor or a licensed medical professional. Your doctor can help you determine if you are developing an asbestos-related disease And provide treatment options.

Next, consult an attorney if you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. The ideal time to call is right after you’ve been diagnosed. It’s possible that you’re entitled to compensation. Attorneys at GPW Laws represent clients who have been blindsided by their employers or other third parties who are suffering from asbestos-related disease. To schedule a free consultation, call GPW Law or fill out the contact form today.

 

Source:
“Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Part 1; Chrysotile Asbestos” United States Environmental Protection Agency [Link]
“Chrysotile Asbestos” World Health Organization [Link]
“For Environmental occupational Health Safe Responsible Use’ International Chrysotile Association [Link]
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