Where was Asbestos used?
Due to the unique properties of asbestos and its low economic value, asbestos was widely used across the UK in construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing throughout the 20th century. Asbestos imports into the UK peaked in the late 1960s. Despite growing knowledge of the dangers of exposure to asbestos fibres, asbestos imports were not completely banned until late 1999.
Historically, asbestos was used widely throughout many industries.
The building and construction industries used asbestos for strengthening cement and plastics, insulation, roofing, fireproofing and sound absorption.
The shipbuilding industry used asbestos to insulate boilers, boiler rooms, steam pipes and hot water pipes.
The automotive industry used asbestos in vehicle brake shoes and clutch pads.
Across the building and textile trades asbestos was used extensively throughout the 1970s in ceiling boards, insulating partition boards, floor tiles, paints, coatings and adhesives, thermo resistant fabrics and plastics.
Many asbestos containing materials remain in place today and will continue to be a significant health risk for our society. In particular large amounts of asbestos containing materials still remain in many public buildings such as schools, offices and hospitals.
All asbestos compensation claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk to you or your family.
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