What is the meaning of asbestos?

Answer Asbestos is a general term given to naturally-occurring materials that were once widely used as a building material, explains the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The material i... 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 pollutant?

In 1971, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affirmed that asbestos was a hazardous and unsafe air pollutant. If asbestos is inhaled by an individual, severe health problems may occur, though ... Read More »