Learn about asbestos and how exposure can be dangerous to your health. Also find out how to properly handle a potential asbestos problem.
What is asbestos?
There are several minerals commonly known as asbestos. These minerals can be used to make products strong, long-lasting and fire-resistant.
Before 1990, asbestos was mainly used for insulating buildings and homes against cold weather and noise. It was also used for fireproofing.
Industry, construction and commercial sectors have used, and, in some cases, continue to use, asbestos in products like:
Cement and plaster
Industrial furnaces and heating systems
Floor and ceiling tiles
Car and truck brake pads
Vehicle transmission components, such…