Like many people, you probably think that asbestos exposure is a thing of the past. However, this problem hasn’t yet been eliminated. While cases are down and fewer people get exposed every year, there’s still a large number of buildings and homes with asbestos. Here’s how you can tell whether you’re at risk of this problem and what you can do if you believe that you have been exposed.
Items With Asbestos May Still Be In Your Home
If you and your family moved into a home built between the 40s-70s – and one that hasn’t been updated since – you may be at a high risk of asbestos exposure. This material was once used as an insulating element in many products before being taken off the market. Items that you may find with asbestos in your home include:
- Attic and wall insulation (must contain vermiculite)
- Various types of floor