The Many Uses of Asbestos
Asbestos has been used for many years in different capacities. Through the 1800's asbestos was used for any thing that needed to be fireproofed and many innovative products were made such as roofing materials, gaskets, and fire proof safes.
Technological developments in the early 1900s resulted in even more uses for asbestos. Many of the early plastic materials relied on asbestos fibers for reinforcement and heat resistance. Vinyl-asbestos tile became one of the most commonly used floor coverings and remained in use well into the 1960s. Automobile brake linings and clutch facings also used large amounts of asbestos, as did a multitude of building materials. After World War II, the use of asbestos in products continued to expand. Heart surgeons used asbestos thread to close incisions, Christmas trees were decorated with asbestos artificial snow, and a brand of toothpaste was marketed using asbestos fibers as an abrasive. If you have any questions concerning this article or any such topic, please call SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591.