Asbestos in the Home
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Asbestos use was strictly regulated since the late 1970's, but that does not apply to older products that still remain in many homes and other buildings. For that reason it is important for homeowners to be aware of where asbestos may occur in the home and what you should do in the event it presents a hazard. Airborne asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma cancer in some people.

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Asbestos in the Home

Image courtesy of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Many people are alarmed to learn that asbestos still exists in nearly 80% of structures built prior to 1980, including most of the homes we live and raise families in.

Asbestos was used primarily as an insulation material. It could be used on its own, but it was much more likely to be included in some type of mixture or compound where it could lend its insulation properties to more materials. Asbestos fibers are flexible and microscopic, which made it easy to include in thousands of different consumer and industrial products. Below are some of the most common asbestos products found in homes today.

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