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Asbestos in the Home


Are you interested in or concerned about the possibility of asbestos in your home? Is the information you generally findgeared towards contractors and builders and little too technical or in-depth?Below are some general questions andanswers about asbestos,what it is, where it is found, andhealth risks and how you can avoid them.

1. What is asbestos?
Asbestos is the common name for a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers that are known for their strength and their insulating properties. It is commonly found in a variety of building construction materials and products, for example:

  • Heating system insulation
  • Spray-applied in