Is asbestos outlawed? And if so, how could I have been exposed to it?
UPDATED: August 5, 2019
It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right legal decisions.
We strive to help you make confident law decisions. Finding trusted and reliable legal advice should be easy. This doesn't influence our content. Our opinions are our own.
During the 1970’s, the United States government finally recognized the dangers of asbestos exposure and began regulating and restricting the use of asbestos. Asbestos products were finally banned in 1989. However, a large number of people were exposed to asbestos before that time. Despite the use of safety equipment, more were exposed when asbestos was removed from use. One example of this is when asbestos insulation was pulled from buildings and replaced. And finally, there are many places were asbestos is still present, either legally or illegally, which may lead to exposure.