Asbestos in Products

The history of asbestos use in products can be traced all of the way back to 3000 BCE, asbestos fibers were used in ancient areas in Asia for clothing, pottery, and insulation. Use of the dangerous mineral was continued through centuries. In fact, the National Cancer Institute states that up to 5,000 consumer products contained asbestos! And due to its fire-resistant, non-conductive qualities and impressive bonding qualities, advertisers happily promoted it as a “miracle mineral” despite its link with lung cancer.

Popular Consumer Products That Once Contained Asbestos:

Household Appliances

  • coffee pots
  • toasters, irons
  • popcorn poppers
  • crock pots
  • portable heaters
  • portable dishwashers
  • wood burning stoves
  • gas-fired decorative logs

Beauty and Home Products

  • hair dryers
  • makeup
  • Talcum/baby powder
  • mattresses
  • blankets
  • clothing

Some Home-Building Materials Today

  • tiles/mortor
  • wallboard/drywall/plaster
  • siding
  • roofing
  • insulation/vermiculite
  • sheet flooring/lino

 

Asbestos has been found in some of these products today, even some brands of crayons imported to Canada (usually from China) have been tested positive for asbestos. There are several things about asbestos that you need to know. Its unfortunate that we have to deal with this deadly product in today’s world however it is a reality, having your home or place of business for asbestos is easy and affordable.

If you have questions whether or not you may have asbestos in your home or place of business, call or email today, we are locally owned and operated in the Victoria area and have many years experience.

elementalasbestos@gmail.com

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