Does drywall contain asbestos?

Answer Current drywall in the United States does not contain asbestos. However, this has not always been so. Usage of asbestos in American drywall and other building materials was banned in 1978.Source:Do... Read More »

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ASBESTOS....should my hubby knock down shed full of asbestos?

DON'T DO IT!!! That would send asbestos buy the load into the air for him to inhale. He should tell his brother to contact a contractor to remove it properly or he could be seriously risking his he... Read More »

When was asbestos used?

Asbestos has been used sporadically throughout human history. It was used extensively in the early part of the 20th century as insulation, in brake pads and in many industrial products. Asbestos ex... Read More »

Is all asbestos bad?

The term asbestos refers to a number of fibers used in building materials, and yes, they are all potentially harmful. The fibers become toxic when they are disturbed and become microscopic particle... Read More »

Is asbestos a chemical?

Asbestos is not a chemical. Asbestos is formed from a group of flexible silicate fibers that have no detectable odor or taste. Asbestos has a very high melting point and is heat resistant. Most for... Read More »