What You Need to Know about Asbestos

Brief history on the early usage and ultimate demise of Asbestos The word asbestos is synonymous with illness. We constantly hear stories in media of people working or living in asbestos buildings being diagnosed with cancer. It’s hard to imagine why building with this product was ever a good idea, but at one time it was. Why was asbestos used? Asbestos is a generic name given to a group of mineral fibres that are found in rock formations. The term ‘asbestos’ derives from the Greek word for inextinguishable. This is because it is highly fire resistant. It is also a strong and durable. It was used widely in home construction after...

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