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Products & Materials Containing Asbestos

The asbestos mineral possesses fireproof, waterproof, non-conductive, and other properties, which made it a popular additive in products before its partial ban in the 1980s. Common products that used asbestos include insulation, cement, water heaters, duct tape, and auto brake pads.

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Legally Reviewed By: Sam E. Taylor
Managing Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos in Houston

Sam Taylor

Legally Reviewed By: Sam E. Taylor
Managing Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been used in more than 3,000 different products. Its use continued long after the industry became aware of its dangers.

Asbestos is particularly insidious because it can be present without the knowledge of those exposed. The fibers are microscopic, and there are no known warning signs that point to potential asbestos exposure. Instead, the fibers quietly lodge themselves deeply into body tissues, where they cause damage for decades until the victim becomes irreversibly and fatally ill.

Asbestos Product Collection at The Lanier Law Firm

The Lanier Law Firm is home to one of the world’s largest collections of asbestos products. We’ve cataloged some in the gallery below, including not only products containing asbestos but also asbestos dust and raw mined asbestos. Our collection contains industrial products ranging from brake pads to adhesives, as well as consumer products such as toasters, hair dryers, and children’s toys. Most shockingly, we also have products intended to protect individuals from other hazards, including face masks which may protect from one hazard but directly expose users to the harmful asbestos dust.