Asbestos is a stone with thin fibers, and according to the video narrator, it was discovered by Finnish pot makers over 4500 years ago.
Asbestos allowed the pot makers to make thinner pots, resulting in its adoption by various ancient civilizations. From there, it was used in various sectors, including making building materials, albeit its dangerous fibers led to its ban in Europe.
What Are the Chances That a Home Has Asbestos?
There is a chance that a home has asbestos, whether old or new. Why? Because there is no ban on manufacturing or importing products made with asbestos. Some of the building materials that could have asbestos include:
- Cooling and heating insulation
- Electrical panels
- Textured paints
- Tiles (ceiling and floor)
Should People Be Concerned About Homes Having Asbestos?
Homeowners and prospective homeowners shouldn’t panic because even though a home has asbestos products, the fibers stay locked in the building materials.
The only time asbestos can become an issue is if people try to drill holes in asbestos building materials that release the dangerous fibers.