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What is Asbestos? Where Can You Find Asbestos?

5/7/2016 (Permalink)

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"Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil.  

Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.

Where asbestos may be found:

·         Attic and wall insulation produced containing vermiculite

·         Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives

·         Roofing and siding shingles

·         Textured paint and patching compounds used on wall and ceilings

·         Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets

·         Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape

·         Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation

·         Heat-resistant fabrics

 ·         Automobile clutches and brakes"

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