Asbestos Products

Despite the dangers associated with asbestos exposure, manufacturers continue to market thousands of asbestos products

The Greeks termed asbestos the “miracle mineral” because of its soft and pliant properties, as well as its ability to withstand heat.

Unfortunately, this “miracle mineral” is now known to be highly toxic. The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Since the mid 1980s, asbestos has been banned in many countries,¬†however asbestos can still be found in thousands of everyday products.

The following is a list of products that commonly contain asbestos:

  • Roofing shingles
  • Felt and tar joint compound
  • Cement pipes
  • Wall board
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Siding gaskets
  • Laboratory hoods
  • Mastics and sealants
  • Brake linings
  • Fire doors
  • Insulation on some wiring
  • Cooling towers
  • Paint
  • Taping compound (thermal)
  • Flexible duct connectors
  • Greenhouse materials
  • Appliance insulation
  • Sheet vinyl floor covering
  • Plaster sprayed-on fireproofing
  • Refractory cement chalk boards
  • Insulation on steam pipes
  • Heat resistant gloves and suits
  • Asbestos blankets