The Surprising History of Asbestos

Though you don’t see it used in new constructions today, asbestos was a go-to material for a long time. Now it warrants a call to the environmental cleanup professionals. Check out this video on the surprising history of asbestos.

Asbestos has been used for hundreds of thousands of years. From the Stone Age through ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, asbestos was used everywhere. People started noticing issues around 500 B.C., and the founder of the U.S.’s biggest asbestos manufacturing company actually died of what was likely asbestosis. Asbestos reached peak use in the 1970s, and its last mine was closed in 2002. It is now often removed from materials rather than added to them.

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