The Dangers of Asbestos
Because of its strength and resistance to heat and fire, asbestos was once very common in many residential, industrial and commercial building products. We now know that asbestos is a very dangerous carcinogen that causes mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.
Although the production of asbestos was banned in the mid 1970’s, many contractors used it as late as the early 1980’s. If your building was constructed before this time, it is possible that you have asbestos