Are modern insulation products as dangerous as asbestos?

Answer On One Hand: Not As Far As We KnowAccording to the Mayo Clinic, asbestos is so dangerous they named a disease after it: asbestosis, a condition similar to black lung. No modern insulating materials... Read More »

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How to Seal Asbestos Pipe Insulation?

The use of asbestos has decreased significantly since the 1980s, when it was identified as a serious health risk. Sealing damaged asbestos pipe insulation is an extremely dangerous job, due to the ... Read More »

When was asbestos outlawed as insulation?

In the U.S., asbestos-containing material (ACM) used as thermal insulation was outlawed under the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants established by the Environmental Protecti... Read More »

Does attic insulation contain asbestos?

Some attic insulation may contain asbestos, which is a fibrous material that is a cancer-causing substance and a serious health hazard. One example of an insulation brand that contains asbestos is ... Read More »

Does spray insulation contain asbestos?

The spray insulation used in construction today does not contain asbestos. According to the National Cancer Institute's fact sheet on asbestos exposure and cancer risk, the Environmental Protectio... Read More »