The Facts

A Brief History

Asbestos was first used in the 1930s because, when mixed into building materials, it offered flame resistance, increased strength, and insulation. It was used extensively in construction projects until the 1970s when it was banned owing to the health dangers it posed.

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The Dangers

Asbestos is actually not hazardous when left alone and intact, and for this reason it is often advised not to remove asbestos siding so long as it is in good condition. The danger is that when asbestos begins to break down, it releases fibers into the air. These fibers, when inhaled, can become lodged in the lungs and lead to conditions such as:

The picture below illustrates how the fibers embed themselves in the lung:

Asbestos Fibers Embedded in a Lung

More Information

Do you have asbestos siding on your home? Not sure what to do about it? Read on to learn more about everything involved:

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