Evidence to Argue The Myth of “Controlled-Use” of Asbestos

Here is a new article from a UK newspaper that illustrates the argument that it’s sophistry to claim to expect "controlled-use" of most types of asbestos-containing products. In this instance, a ship-breaking company apparently unknowingly had its employees dismantle ships without any respiratory protection. The workers, unfortunately, were working with boards made from brown (amosite) asbestos fibers, which are far more lethal than are white (chrysotile) asbestos fibers.



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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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