What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a general name given to a group of six different minerals made up of fibers and occurring naturally in the environment. Asbestos minerals do not dissolve in water or evaporate.
Asbestos minerals have good heat resistant properties. Given these characteristics, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, including 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.
Asbestos was a popular building material from the 1950’s to 1990’s and can have serious health effects on everyone.