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Was Your Home Built Before 1970? What You Need To Know About Asbestos

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Was Your Home Built Before 1970? What You Need To Know About Asbestos

If you just bought an older home, you might have to worry about asbestos, especially if your home was built before 1970. Prior to 1970, asbestos was used in a variety of products, including insulation and flooring. Asbestos is a potentially dangerous substance that can cause serious health issues. Here are a few things that can keep you safe when dealing with asbestos. Where Is It Found? Many people believe that asbestos was only found in insulation. However, it was actually found in many products that were used in the manufacturing of homes. Some of the most common items that contained asbestos included: Vinyl floor tiles Rubber door gaskets Artificial fire logs for gas fireplaces Wallpaper adhesive What Are The Health Implications? Asbestos fibers have been known to cause two very serious and life-threatening diseases – mesothelioma and asbestosis....

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