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Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania Throughout much of the 20th century, asbestos was a popular building material due to its heat resistance, high-tensile strength, and affordability. As the dangers of asbestos became known, its use declined. The carcinogen was even banned for a short period of time in the late 1980s.  However, its widespread […]

When Should Popcorn Ceilings Be Tested for Asbestos

When Should Popcorn Ceilings Be Tested for Asbestos

When Should Popcorn Ceilings Be Tested for Asbestos Popcorn ceilings had been common in households for a long time. American homes frequently had textured ceilings in the bedrooms and hallways. Homes constructed before the mid-1980s are likely to contain this stylizing method, which may contain asbestos fibers. Asbestos is extremely toxic and is known to cause […]

Why Are Many Asbestos Millboard and Paper Products Banned or Restricted?

Why Are Many Asbestos Millboard and Paper Products Banned or Restricted? Throughout much of the 20th century, many companies added asbestos to commercial and consumer products because of its valuable qualities. It is a fireproofing agent because it does not conduct heat and is fire-resistant. It is a fibrous material that is easy to work […]

Asbestos Cement: A Danger Decades Later

Asbestos Cement: A Danger Decades Later The World Health Organization suggests that each year, more than 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos while working. Asbestos was used in many industrial and construction applications in the 20th century. When asbestos is swallowed or inhaled, the fibers present a very significant health risk, including deadly diseases such […]

Paramedics and Asbestos Exposure

Paramedics and Asbestos Exposure First responders can encounter asbestos during rescue missions or disaster response efforts. Asbestos was used in construction materials produced before 1980. Although the use of asbestos has declined because of the discovery of its toxicity, the danger remains consistent as it is still found behind walls, under floors, in attics, and […]

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