Mid-Atlantic Shipyard has built, serviced, repaired, overhauled, modernized, decommissioned, and recycled numerous ships between World War II and the late-1970s. Asbestos-containing materials were often employed at Mid-Atlantic Shipyard due to their outstanding insulating properties and were applied to pipelines, boilers, turbines, and other areas requiring high-temperature insulation. Asbestos exposure has no documented short-term harmful effects. This implies that the health consequences of asbestos exposure may take years, if not decades, to manifest, with shortness of breath being the most common symptom. Consult your doctor if you believe you may have been exposed to asbestos while working at Mid-Atlantic Shipyard.