WHERE CAN I FIND ASBESTOS?
Asbestos is found in a variety of construction materials and manufactured goods. Resistant to heat, fire, damage by chemicals and affordability made it particularly attractive in commercial, residential, and industrial construction.
Where asbestos may be found:
- Wall board
- Plaster and drywall compound
- Fire resistant shingles and siding materials
- Textured paints, patching compounds
- Window caulking and glazing
- Hot water and steam pipes coated by asbestos material or covered by asbestos tape
- Oil or coal furnace door gaskets
- Flooring backing and adhesives, vinyl floor tiles (VCT)
- Heat resistant coatings around fireplaces and wood burning stoves