Asbestos Information

Asbestos is a natural fiber that was used in thousands of materials and building products.  It was utilized due to its impressive characteristics that include:

  • Heat Resistant
  • Extremely Durable
  • Non-Corrosive

  The most common items that contained asbestos include:

  • Drywall and Joint Compound
  • Insulation
  • Roofing materials
  • Floor Tiles
  • Glues and Mastics
  • Electrical and heating components

Why is Asbestos Bad?

-During disturbance of the material, microscopic fibers are released into the atmosphere around the material.  If unprotected and these fibers are inhaled, the fibers make their way into the respiratory system and can have lasting impacts including the following:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
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