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ASBESTOS HISTORY

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ASBESTOS HISTORY - KNOWLEDGE TIMELINE

Time-line of Asbestos Industry Knowledge

Year

Brief Summary 

1928 Article entitled "Pulmonary Asbestosis" appears in Asbestos Magazine, a trade journal for the asbestos industry.
1930 Second article bearing same name appears in Asbestos Magazine.
1929-1931 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ("Met Life") conducts industrial hygiene surveys of Johns-Manville Corporation and Raybestos-Manhattan Corporation facilities.
1934 Met Life study, entitled "Effects of Inhalation of Asbestos Dust on the Lungs of Asbestos Workers" reports that prolonged exposure to asbestos dust causes pulmonary fibrosis and that asbestosis could in severe cases, be fatal.
1941 Asbestos Textile Institute ("ATI"), a trade association of producers of asbestos-containing cloth, is formed.
1941 Industry sponsored medical research in Saranac Lake, New York demonstrates health hazards of asbestos.
1940's ATI documents reflect frequent
1950's Discussions and presentations pertaining to appropriate medical practices and to the funding of a study to possibly refute reports of the asbestos/cancer link.
1942 Manufacturer of asbestos insulation products compiles its "weapon in reserve", over 600 pages of medical articles about the dangers of asbestos.
1943 Saranac Lake scientists inform asbestos insulation manufacturers that their products "have the makings of a first-class hazard".
1940's Despite this knowledge, asbestos industry continues to manufacture and sell asbestos insulation products.
1957 ATI decides to reject asbestos/cancer study because it would serve only to "stir up a hornet's nest and put the whole industry under suspicion".
1958 Published version of Quebec Asbestos Mining Association report concludes that asbestos miners did not suffer from higher incidence of lung cancer than did general population. Unpublished version, concealed by asbestos industry, shows that opposite is true.

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If you or someone you know is suffering from lung cancer and/or lung disease asbestosis, mesothelioma or other asbestos related diseases caused by asbestos or asbestos containing products, you may be eligible to file a claim. 

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