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Asbestos exposure may have come from any number of products. Below is a list of common
asbestos containing products to which you may have been exposed, although you did not know
that the product was emitting asbestos fibers.

Asbestos pipe covering

came in half-moon sections and was placed around pipes. It was generally white to gray in color.

Asbestos block

similar to asbestos pipe covering but in a rectangular or square shape. It was utilized for insulation around boilers, tanks and other semi-flat or flat surfaces.

Asbestos cement

a dry, powdery material that had to be mixed with water before being applied. Its major function was to fill in gaps when using pipe covering and block on boilers, tanks and other equipment.

Asbestos packing

varied in appearance from grayish-white to graphite black and came in a braided rope form. Packing was utilized to fill gaps in connections and other equipment where high heat could be generated. The packing was used to seal flanges or joints.

Asbestos gaskets

ranged in color from white to gray to black. It was generally a flat material that was either pre-cut (in the form of circles) or sold in sheets from which gaskets were cut. Gasket material was used as a sealant in high temperature lines between flanges and other connections.

Asbestos fire brick

ranged in color from white to gray to darker colors. It came in a brick form and was utilized in or around boilers and furnaces generally with asbestos furnace cement.

Asbestos furnace cement

came in a dry or pre-mixed wet form and was generally utilized around furnaces or boilers to hold bricks together or seal spaces.

Asbestos flexible duct connectors

used by sheet metal workers generally in making connections for ducts.

Asbestos tape

white or grayish in color or sometimes black. Asbestos tape was used in various areas including by electricians in sealing or making electrical connections.

Asbestos blankets

generally white to gray in color. They were used as an insulating barrier and also to cover hot equipment while people were working nearby and on turbines or other equipment.

Asbestos wire

came in various forms with some of the following designations: A, AA, AF, AIA. Asbestos covered wire could have a fibrous appearance to its cover or to some of its inner layers.

Asbestos cable

came in various forms with some of the following designations: AVA, AVB, AVC, AVL, TA,A, AI, or AIA. Again, either the outer covering or some of the inner layers could have a fibrous appearance.

Asbestos containing heater cord

a type of asbestos wire generally used in high voltage electrical overhead lighting. The wire generally had two conductors and had a fibrous outer covering.

Asbestos brake linings

were used in all motor vehicles. The material was generally a grayish, bulky material that was attached to the brake shoe. Asbestos brakes were utilized in both disc and drum brakes.

Asbestos clutch facings

were utilized in almost all vehicles. They were white to gray in color and appeared in the clutch itself.

Asbestos corrugated sheets

 had a wave-like appearance and was white to gray in color. It was utilized in various buildings as a facing or a siding.

Asbestos gloves

were either the five finger or mitten type. They were gray to white in color and had a fabric appearance. Asbestos gloves were used by persons to protect their hands from high temperature situations, such as those found in foundries or powerhouses, or while welding.

Asbestos leggings, aprons or clothes

 products which were white to gray in color. These were used by individuals to protect their body parts from high temperature operations such as welding.

Asbestos ceiling tiles

are ceiling tiles containing asbestos.


Asbestos floor tiles

are floor tiles containing asbestos.

Asbestos fire-proof spray insulation

 was a powdery, cement material that was mixed with water and applied to beams and other areas in a building or structure for fire-proofing. It was sprayed on with a spray gun applicator. Once installed, it gave a very fibrous and matted
appearance to the areas on which it was utilized.


Asbestos wall board

used for various framing and sheeting operations. The material was gray or whitish in color and had a fibrous appearance, or it could have a smooth finish and be in a variety of colors.

Asbestos joint compound

was either a pre-mixed material or a white powder that when mixed with water took on a plaster-like appearance. It was utilized as a sealing compound for the joints with asbestos wall board.

Asbestos roofing shingles

was very similar in appearance to regular asphalt shingles and was utilized in areas that needed fire-proofing properties.

Asbestos roofing paper or felt

 was a tarry material that contained asbestos and was utilized as a base before asbestos shingles were applied.

Asbestos transite pipe

 was a cement pipe material used in various underground conduit situations. It was white to gray in color.

Contact Us

To further discuss the causes of your illness and how we may be able to pursue compensation for your losses, contact a lawyer at Roussel & Clement today. An attorney at our office can meet with you to discuss your exposure and your options.

The attorneys at the law office of Roussel & Clement confidently represent clients exposed to toxic substances in Louisiana although these clients are currently living in California, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Washington or other states.


Roussel & Clement represents clients from the communities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houma, Metairie, Kenner, Slidell, Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. James Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Mary Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Vermilion Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, the River Parishes, and all of the surrounding areas.

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