Asbestos

By: Dylan Hutcheson

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once used in construction. Asbestos was thought to make everything better but what people did not know was that asbestos is highly toxic. There are six types of asbestos: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite.

Where Can Asbestos Be Found?

Asbestos in Houses

Asbestos can be found in houses built from the 1940s through the 1970s. Asbestos can be found in floor tiles, window caulking, roofing materials, insulation, ceilings, plaster, roof shingles, pipe cement, and joint compounds. Asbestos is highly toxic and if a house has been built between the 1940s and 1970s, the house should be checked for asbestos.