As with most other shipyards in operation before the asbestos regulations of the 1970s, Oakland Naval Shipyard incorporated this toxic mineral into countless products used to build and operate Navy ships. In other words, while ships were being constructed or refitted, asbestos was everywhere, leaving workers vulnerable to exposure. Although the naturally occurring mineral has been mined in the United States since 1894, its popularity expanded during World War II as an insulator for pipes, boiler rooms, walls, and ceiling floors in the shipbuilding industry. Give us a call if you once worked at Oakland Naval Shipyard and were diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition. We will link you with qualified attorneys who can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.