Posted On: February 15, 2013 by Karen Olson

Asbestos Expert Witnesses

Asbestos expert witnesses may give opinions regarding asbestos abatement, asbestos exposure, and asbestos hazards. The Madison County Record recently reported that 2012 Madison County, IL, asbestos filings were up by 600 cases from 2011. The EPA website explains that most uses of asbestos are not banned. A few are banned under existing regulations. General information on asbestos may be found on the EPA website which answers questions including:

Where Can I Find Asbestos?

Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.