Insulation, used in a myriad of applications, has long been associated with asbestos. In fact, for years those who installed insulation were referred to as “asbestos workers” because the majority of the materials they worked with daily contained the dangerous mineral.
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What’s the problem?
Homeowners do everything possible to protect their home from fire and other dangers; to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Insulation plays a part in all of these issues and it’s clear that good insulation can keep a home safe and comfortable.
Unfortunately, asbestos insulation can be found wrapped around any number of items or pieces of equipment where heat or fire was a concern including boilers, generators, furnaces, ovens, pipes, and electrical wires. Insulators and anyone else working on or around those particular pieces of equipment may have been exposed to the asbestos insulation.
Insulators, construction workers, and those who worked in insulation factories were not the only ones who were at risk of exposure to asbestos from insulation. Homeowners, especially those who complete do-it-yourself projects, may be at risk, even though asbestos warnings issued in the late 1970s reduced the use of many kinds of asbestos. Homeowners tackling their own remodeling jobs may encounter old or “friable” insulation in attics, wrapped around wires or pipes, or elsewhere in their homes. If the proper precautions are not taken during certain projects, homeowners may expose not only themselves to airborne asbestos fibers but also expose family members who also live in the home.
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