Remain on Lookout for Asbestos Products in the Home
Decades ago, the threat of asbestos exposure was ever-present in the countless homes that were built with it. Government agencies also used it in their buildings and equipment. With that in mind, it is important to remember that if you live in an older building, there is a chance that asbestos products may be present and posing a risk to you and your family..
Asbestos has been used in various products since the 1900s, but the peak usage years were between 1950 and 1975. Asbestos could be found in:
- Roofing tiles
- Vinyl flooring
- Piping of various types and sizes
Asbestos use in products has since subsided in the Western world, though traces of asbestos can still be found in some products. As naturally occuring, prevalent material, asbestos was both adaptable and durable, and was praised for being inexpensive and fire-resistant. However, the public soon discovered that exposure to asbestos dust could lead to fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma, leading to the eventual decrease in its usage.
Because of this, make sure to watch out for any products that potentially contain asbestos. your health may be at risk.