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Asbestos Products

Asbestos Products

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used for many centuries for a variety of purposes. From early civilizations who recognized that the asbestos fibers made their clothing and pottery more durable, to modern uses in plumbing and electrical installations, asbestos has been used extensively for a number of products. The insulating qualities of asbestos were the most beneficial in the modern sense. Up until approximately 1980, asbestos was used as an insulation material in many products in home construction, plumbing, and electric installations. It was essentially treated as a "wonder mineral" because it could be used in so many different insulating capacities. Therefore, uses were incredibly widespread and could have been engaged by many different people in a number of different occupations or capacities. Some of the products in which asbestos was known to be used in recently are listed below.

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Last modified: December 28, 2010.