Where do you find asbestos?
Asbestos was a popular material used widely in construction and many other industries. If asbestos fibres are enclosed or tightly bound in a product, for example in asbestos siding or asbestos floor tiles, there are no significant health risks.
One of the main problems with asbestos came from sprayed or "friable" (easily broken up) amphibole asbestos used in buildings until the 1970s. Asbestos can take the form of paper or hard block insulation on piping and heating ducts, joint compounds on furnaces, wall and attic insulation, floor tiles and sheet flooring, ceiling tiles and stucco finishes. Outside, asbestos can be found in shingles or siding material in asbestos cement pipes.