Asbestos Products

Asbestos Products

Although asbestos was used in a wide array of products and industrial settings (e.g., aluminum plants), there were numerous risk factors associated with its use. Those who manufactured these products as well as those who worked with them directly (like union workers and construction workers) are at risk to develop asbestos diseases such as malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma research has even shown that asbestos exposure is linked to high rates of mesothelioma in veterans. Federal law requires that newly-manufactured products contain no more than 1% asbestos, but there are also a number of popular asbestos alternatives available that are environmentally safe and pose limited health concerns to the user. Please visit our asbestos alternatives section. This section provides content focused on cost-effective and safe options that do not contain asbestos. Our extensive research has disclosed that asbestos was used in the following products:

Adhesives, Cements, Mortar, Sealers

Asbestos Paper, Rollboard, Millboard

Automotive Materials, Friction

Cement Pipes, Cement Boards, Sheets, Plastics

Clay, Compounds, Paints, Plasters

Electrical, Mechanical Products

Flooring, Tiles

Gaskets, Packing, Packing Materials

Home Use Products

Panels, Wallboard, Wallcoverings

Pipe Covering and Block

Protective Clothing

Protective Coatings, Fireproofing

Raw Asbestos Fiber

Refractory Products

Roofing, Shingles, Siding

Rope, Wick, Cord, Tape, Cork

Textiles, Felts, Cloth

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July 28, 2016
Staff

Asbestos in Older Homes

“Asbestos has been used for thousands of years in textiles and construction, due to its impressive resistance to heat, fire and moisture. Then, in the late 1800s, it became common to use asbestos in housing, as insulation, floor tiles, and other products. These practices continued into the 1980s, and such homes are still standing today. For those considering purchasing or renovating a house built before 1990, there is always the risk of asbestos in various parts of the home. Though usually innocuous if left undisturbed, when doing renovations it is important to know what to look for, and how to safely deal with any asbestos found in the process.”