STORY FROM: Asbestos
VERMICULITE â€” What Is It? And How Did Asbestos Get In There?
November 1, 2000
icCendiconsumer class action lawsuits filed recently against W.R. Grace & Co. allege that the vermiculite used to produce Zonolite Attic Insulation contains asbestos and may cause serious illness if the insulation becomes 'friable' and is inhaled or ingested.
As of late last month, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation was considering placing MDL #1376 - 'In re Zonolite Attic Insulation Products Liability Litigation' on its long list of mass torts on the federal docket.
Add to that the alarm state and federal health agencies recently sounded in Minneapolis after unearthing evidence that thousands who lived, worked and played around ...