Baltimore has a history of extensive asbestos use in many industries until the EPA implemented strict asbestos regulations in the 1980s. The major Baltimore businesses that heavily relied on asbestos were shipyards, manufacturing plants, construction, steel companies, and paper mills. Many former workers of these industries have already died from various asbestos-related diseases.
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The Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard
Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard is located at 2401 Hawkins Point Rd, Curtis Bay, six miles away from Baltimore. Many ships were repaired at the yard until the 1990s. However, the busiest time for the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard was the First and Second World War era when nearly 3000 individuals worked at various operations and jobs. Unfortunately, this was the time when the use of asbestos was at its peak. Many former yard workers later developed mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases.
Titan Steel Corp
Like most other steel businesses in the U.S., Titan Steel Corp also heavily relied on asbestos before the 1980s. It was once one of the largest steel distributors in the world. So, a large number of people suffered asbestos exposure while working for Titan Steel and many of them developed asbestos-induced medical conditions such as mesothelioma.
Key Highway Shipyard
Like all other U.S. shipyards, Key Highway Shipyard also heavily used asbestos in its buildings, equipment and parts. As a result, many workers suffered prolonged asbestos exposure while working for the shipyard. During the First and Second World War, thousands of naval ships were repaired at the Key Highway shipyard and more than 11000 people worked there. All these workers were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis and a number of them later developed fatal ailments including mesothelioma.
Other Baltimore Job Sites with Asbestos Problems
Along with shipyards, oil corporations and steel companies, many hospitals and schools built before the 1980s used asbestos in their buildings. Many of these schools and hospitals are still in operation.
Allegheny Community College
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Deep Creek Middle
Forest Park HS
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Middle River HS
Northwestern Senior HS
St. Michael’s School
Seton Keough HS
Armco Steel Corp
Eastern Stainless Steel Corp
Scullin Steel Co
Sparrow Points Steel Mill
American Oil Co
Baltimore United Oil Co
Caso Standard Oil Co
Continental Oil Co
Esso Standard Oil Co
Gulf Oil Co
Humble Oil Co
Hess Oil Co
Standard Oil Refinery
Montebello State Hospital
Baltimore Asbestos-Related Statistics
According to the Environmental Working Group, more than 1300 asbestos-linked deaths have been reported in Maryland between 1979 and 2001. Of these, 350 deaths took place in Baltimore.
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