For at least one hundred years, manufacturers in this country created all manner of products that were contaminated with asbestos, from industrial insulation products, to residential floor tiles to personal hair dryers. Although most people exposed to these asbestos containing products encountered them in the workplace, many may have been affected by asbestos products at home. If you worked for any of the companies listed here, or used products manufactured by them, you may have come into contact with asbestos.
The use of asbestos was widespread in America; now the injuries caused by asbestos are equally so. What makes the asbestos health crisis particularly tragic, of course, is how avoidable it all was. Scientists and asbestos companies have long known the health risks associated with asbestos products. Still, many asbestos companies took no heed of the risks and continued to make and market their dangerous products.
The following list identifies just a portion of the companies that made or sold asbestos products, or products that required the use of asbestos for their operation:
A.B.B. Lummus Global Inc.
A.P. Green Industries, Inc.
A.T. Callas Co.
A.W. Chesterton Company
Amchem Products, Inc.
Anchor Packing Company
Armstrong Contracting & Supply (“AC&S”)
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Asbestos Corporation, Ltd. (“ACL”)
Atlas Turner / Atlas Asbestos Company
Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.
E.J. Bartells Co.
National Gypsum Co.
North American Refractories