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Where Can Asbestos be Found in my Home?

Did you know that asbestos was used within construction materials up until the late 1970s? If you own an older home, you might be worried about potential asbestos exposure. While asbestos materials do not pose a hazard unless they are breaking down and releasing fibers into the air, it might be a good idea to find out just where these materials are located in your home, so you can take proper action when it is needed.

Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Asbestos in Insulation

While it may come as a surprise, it is a fact that asbestos is present in many houses built before 1980. Many owners of older homes worry about keeping themselves and their families safe from asbestos exposure. Part of doing so is understanding where and why asbestos might be found in your home.

Insulators at Risk for Mesothelioma Diagnoses

You might have heard about asbestos-containing products being found in older homes, but just what products are they? More often than not, insulation within the walls, around pipes, and other locations in the home contained asbestos. This is because asbestos was affordable, durable, and fire resistant. It was not only used in homes, but in commercial and residential buildings of all kinds.

High Risk Occupation: Insulators

Insulators are some of those most at risk for an asbestos-related disease diagnosis in their lifetime. Since asbestos-containing insulation was affordable, durable, and fire-resistant, it was used in commercial and residential buildings, boiler rooms, ships, steel mills, and other places all over the country. It was worked into pipe, block, and cement insulation extensively, and still poses hazard to workers today.