Common Asbestos-Containing Products

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has been used all over the world in a huge range of applications since its first discovery. Its chief physical properties are its durability and resistance to heat and combustion. It is an extremely fibrous mineral and mining, milling, processing, and use of asbestos and its products create many small fibers. These fibers, which can be either inhaled or ingested, can cause very serious health problems. In many countries asbestos is still mined, processed, and used. In a growing number of others, it is either banned or its use is severely restricted.

Where is Asbestos Used?

Asbestos has been used in industry since about the 1880's. As early as 1918, American and Canadian insurance companies were no longer insuring asbestos workers because of the assumed health hazards of the asbestos industry. In 1935, researchers in both the United States and England reported a suspected association between asbestos exposure and lung cancer. By 1955 this association had been confirmed, and the link to several other types of cancer had been made as well.

However, the asbestos industry spent—and continues to spend—large sums of money trying to play down the hazards of exposure to asbestos fibers and to fight off stricter legislation.

The following are some of the more common asbestos-containing products. This list is not exclusive. Between 1900 and the mid 1980s, asbestos was used in over 3,000 different products. During the 20th century, more than 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial facilities, homes, schools, shipyards, steel mills, power plants and commercial buildings in the United States.

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  • Acoustical panels
  • Acoustical plaster
  • Acoustical tile
  • Adhesive
  • Aircell insulation
  • Aprons
  • Asbestos board
  • Asbestos canvas
  • Asbestos cloth
  • Asbestos cord
  • Asbestos corrugated sheets
  • Asbestos curtains
  • Asbestos felt
  • Asbestos fiber
  • Asbestos fiber felt
  • Asbestos finishing cement
  • Asbestos flatboard
  • Asbestos forms
  • Asbestos furnace tape
  • Asbestos gaskets
  • Asbestos gloves
  • Asbestos insulating blankets
  • Asbestos insulating cement
  • Asbestos insulation
  • Asbestos lap
  • Asbestos micarta
  • Asbestos millboard
  • Asbestos mineral wool
  • Asbestos mittens
  • Asbestos packing
  • Asbestos pads
  • Asbestos panels
  • Asbestos paper
  • Asbestos rollboard
  • Asbestos rope
  • Asbestos seals
  • Asbestos sheets
  • Asbestos sponge block
  • Asbestos sponge cover
  • Asbestos spray
  • Asbestos tank jacket
  • Asbestos tape
  • Asbestos textile
  • Asbestos tiles
  • Asbestos wick
  • Asbestos yarn
  • Asbestos-faced mineral wool
  • Asphalt
  • Attic insulation
  • Automobile hood liners
  • Blaze shield
  • Block
  • Board
  • Boiler wall coat
  • Boilers
  • Bonding cement
  • Cables
  • Calcium silicate insulation
  • Carded asbestos cloth
  • Castables
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement
  • Ceramic tile
  • Cigarette filters
  • Clapboards
  • Clay
  • Cloth
  • Clutches
  • Cork board
  • Cork covering
  • Cork-filled mastic
  • Cork mastic
  • Corrugated asbestos sheets
  • Corrugated paper
  • Dry mix joint compound
  • Duct adhesive
  • Eighty-five percent magnesia insulation
  • Emulsion adhesive
  • Emulsions
  • Expansion
  • Expansion joint
  • Fake snow
  • Fibrous adhesive
  • Finishing cement
  • Fire resistant insulation shield
  • Firebrick
  • Fireclad asbestos paper
  • Firefoil board
  • Firefoil panel
  • Fireguard asbestos paper
  • Fireproofing cement
  • Flex board
  • flexible duct connectors
  • Furnace cement
  • Fyrbestos sheets
  • Gasket material
  • Gaskets
  • Generators
  • Goldbestos
  • Gunning mix
  • Hair dryers
  • Heat shield
  • Heatguard
  • High pressure packing
  • Industrial A-C board
  • Insulation coating
  • Insulation duct
  • Insulation jacketing
  • Insulating mix
  • Insulation seal
  • Insulmastic
  • Ironing board covers
  • Joint compounds
  • Kent cigarettes
  • Lagging
  • Lagging adhesive
  • Lagging cloth
  • Lagging tape
  • Leggings
  • Limpet
  • Marine panels
  • Mastic
  • Masonry fill
  • Mastic
  • Mastic adhesives
  • Metal mesh blanket
  • Millboard
  • Mineral wool block
  • Mineral wool insulating cement
  • Mineral wool mineral wool blankets
  • Mittens
  • Mitts
  • Navy sealer
  • Nuclear reactors
  • One-shot cement
  • Packing
  • Packing material
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper tape
  • Panels
  • Patching fiber
  • Patching plaster
  • Permaboard
  • Pipe covering
  • Plaster
  • Powershield
  • Pumps
  • Putty
  • Quick-setting joint compound
  • Railroad electrical arc chutes
  • Raw asbestos fiber
  • Refractory cements
  • Roofing felt
  • Roofing paper
  • Rollboard
  • Rope
  • Rope packing
  • Sealer
  • Sheet packing
  • Sheet rope
  • Sheetrock
  • Sheets
  • Shingles
  • Sound shield
  • Sleeves
  • Spackle
  • Spackle paster
  • Sponge felt
  • Spray
  • Spray fireproofing
  • Stone corrugated sheets
  • Stone sheathing
  • Talc powder
  • Tape
  • Tar paper
  • Transite
  • Troweled coating
  • Turbines
  • Valve rings
  • Valve stem packing
  • Valves
  • Vermiculite compounds
  • Vinyl asbestos floor tile
  • Vinyl wallpaper
  • Waterproofing
  • Welding rods
  • Wick
  • Wires
  • Wood fiber plaster
  • Yarn

Abestos

Abestos: did you mean asbestos? Common mispellings of asbestos include aspestis, aspestos, & asbestoes.

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