What You Need to Know About Asbestos in the Home


| 7/8/2017 2:54:00 PM


Tags: healthy families, healthy home, environmental health, toxicology, Jacob Lunduski,

Asbestos Siding Brick Home

Photo by Natalie Blackburn

Whether you’re a current homeowner, or a prospective homebuyer, you have probably heard about asbestos. This fibrous mineral that has been mined for centuries and used for its heat and fire resistant properties can be linked to diseases including asbestosis and mesothelioma.

 

There is a misconception today that asbestos has been banned and there is no longer much of a danger posed by asbestos. However, the opposite seems to be the truth — despite limited use since the early 1980s, there has continued to be a lasting impact over the last 30 years.

 




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