SS Harriet Tubman Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The SS Harriet Tubman was a Liberty Ship built in the United States to be used during World War II. The ship was named after Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist, political activist and spy during the American Civil War. The ship was built by the South Portland Shipbuilding Corporation in April 1944. The ship survived the war and it was scrapped in 1972. The SS Harriet Tubman was a Liberty Ship built in the United States to be used during World War II. The ship was named after Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist, political activist, and spy during the American Civil War. The ship was built by the South Portland Shipbuilding Corporation in April 1944. The ship survived the war and was scrapped in 1972. Because asbestos was commonly used in the shipbuilding industry, many workers and military servicemen, and women experienced high exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was widely regarded for its heat-resistant properties and ability to prevent fires. Shipyards on both coasts of the U.S. have long, storied histories of asbestos exposure, and an unfortunate legacy of former workers and service members developing asbestos-related diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, as a result of that exposure.

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Shipmates on SS Harriet Tubman

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