Where Asbestos Hazards May Be Found In The Home

  • Some roofing and siding shingles may have asbestos in them.

  • Houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos as insulation.

  • Asbestos may be present in textured paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints. Their use was banned in 1977.

  • Artificial ashes and embers sold for use in gas-fired fireplaces may contain asbestos.

  • Older products such as stove-top pads may have some asbestos compounds.

  • Walls and floors around woodburning stoves may be protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets.

  • Asbestos may be found in some vinyl floor tiles and on the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives.

  • Hot water and steam pipes in older homes may be coated with an asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape.

  • Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets may have asbestos insulation.




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