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Friable Versus Non-Friable Asbestos

When in solid form, asbestos can usually break apart easily into smaller chunks and pieces. If it is broken down enough, asbestos can eventually become a fiber that lingers in the air much like smoke or dust. As a result of this property, known as friability, asbestos can enter a person’s lungs if inhaled and it can cause a life-threatening cancer known as mesothelioma.

For more information regarding your legal rights and options if you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-781-3955 today.

Is Non-Friable Asbestos Safe?

Although the dangers of friable asbestos are well-documented, asbestos may still be used in its non-friable form. While it does not easily break down into a powder-like form, non-friable asbestos can still pose a significant risk in instances where damage or stress affects the material. Any of the following types of damage may turn “safe” asbestos into a hazardous material:

  • Damage from water
  • Strong vibrations
  • Humidity

In addition to these forces, non-friable asbestos may become dangerous if a great amount of stress is placed on the material. When under serious pressure, fibers may break apart and be released into the air.

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If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos, there may be legal action available to you. To discuss the details of your claim with a compassionate and experienced advocate, contact the mesothelioma lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955.

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