- September 4, 2018
- Posted by: Mark Stevens
- Category: Coldra Consult Blog
Asbestos exposure has affected so many people over the years. It is known to cause mesothelioma, which is a very deadly form of cancer. Many workers in the past have been exposed to asbestos, and there are other ways that people have come into contact with the material, too. What are the building materials that contain asbestos?
Insulation is one of the products that can contain asbestos. Then there is also textile and cloth products that can also contain the harmful material, too. There are blankets and asbestos gloves that can contain asbestos, and then there are also fire curtains and asbestos gloves.
The fire curtains are part of the segment of fireproofing and textured products that make the list of products that can contain asbestos. Spackling and taping compounds can also make the list. Then there are gaskets and packings, too.
People now know what asbestos exposure can do, but they may not be aware of how often they are still around the material. Old houses that were built decades ago can contain the material. Asbestos exposure can still happen in other ways, too, and it’s important to know that you want to steer clear of this material.
Have you heard of vermiculite? It is an ingredient that is used in certain types of products, including some potting soils. Did you know that laboratory hoods can even have asbestos in them? Some of the ways in which people are exposed to asbestos might not necessarily do so much harm if exposed briefly of course. But it’s important to educate yourself about the ways in which asbestos can be really harmful.
If you have a hair dryer that was made before the year 1980, it’s possible that it contains asbestos. I know, who has a hair dryer that was made before the year 1980? That’s a long shot I know, but the point is that it was everywhere back in the day. In fact, it was used to make many household appliances. Thank goodness those are long gone, right?
Think about the ways in which you might be exposed to asbestos these days. You want to stay away from this material if at all possible. If you feel like it’s a danger to you, then it’s time to take action. You want to prevent yourself from being a victim of asbestos exposure. Throughout the years, there have literally been thousands of products made with asbestos.