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.
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.