The history of asbestos use in products can be traced all of the way back to 3000 BC when asbestos fibers were used in ancient Egypt, Finland, and Persia for clothing, pottery, and insulation. The use of the dangerous mineral was continued through centuries. In fact, the National Cancer Institute states that up to 5,000 consumer products contained asbestos. And due to its fire-resistant, non-conductive qualities, advertisers happily promoted it as a “miracle mineral” despite its correlation with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

Popular Consumer Products That Once Contained Asbestos:

vintage asbestos ad for farm buildings

Household Appliances

  • coffee pots
  • toasters, irons
  • popcorn poppers
  • crock pots
  • portable heaters
  • portable dishwashers
  • wood burning stoves
  • gas-fired decorative logs

Beauty and Home Products

Home-Building Materials

  • tiles
  • wallboard
  • siding
  • roofing

Asbestos Exposure and Your Legal Rights

Many companies that used asbestos in these products were aware of the potential health hazards. If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we may be able to pursue a case on your behalf. Contact one of our California-based Asbestos Cancer Attorneys today.