Category Asbestos

Understanding Asbestos

More than likely you have heard all the horror stories about asbestos, but do you really know what it is? Asbestos is actually very hard to steer clear of completely as it is in our schools, the water, soil, the air we breathe, and even the foods we eat. Yes, it is something to fear; however, you must put this in the right place as it will not cause the end of the world.

Asbestos is a mineral that is found in several different parts of the world and is even mined in the US, South Africa, and Canada. The majority of asbestos is mined in Canada and has been used since ancient Rome and Greek times for its heat resistant properties. In the 1930’s it was used to insulate steam locomotives but did not become used across many different industries until the 1940’s.

After WWII, the use of asbes...

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