Given what we know today about the dangers of asbestos, it is shocking to look at these advertisements published in national and local magazines in the early 1900s promoting the “benefits” of this natural mineral. We now know that asbestos fibers are directly linked to mesothelioma and other deadly cancers. But back then, the heat resistance and durability of asbestos made it a popular ingredient in many everyday household products, and manufacturers were quick to proclaim the “superiority” of a product specifically because of its asbestos content.
As shocking as these ads now seem to us, more shocking still is the fact that manufacturers continued to use asbestos in their products long after its devastating health effects became known. If you, or someone you care about, fear you may have been exposed to asbestos at home or on the job, please speak with your physician. You may be at risk for mesothelioma—a deadly cancer that is directly linked to asbestos exposure.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call Sokolove Law today and speak with one of our mesothelioma case managers. For over 30 years Sokolove Law has helped victims and their families get the justice and compensation they deserve.