When was asbestos fibers banned in the U.S?

Until 1970, house building materials and insulation products used asbestos fibers as the primary agent. That is houses built between 1930 and 1950 mostly contain this ceramic mineral. However, In the year 1970 and 1980, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the use and manufacture of asbestos products to prevent people from malignant Mesothelioma Lung cancer diseases.

Lets avoid asbestos products at home

Where asbestos fibers was mined for the first time?

It was mined and commercially used in North America in the late 1800s. However, during the world war, II developed countries started using it in larger proportion. Since then grew its uses in the construction, shipbuilding, automotive and building industry.

Why do construction and shipbuilding industry use asbestos?

That is to say, the main reason for the use of asbestos in construction and shipbuilding industry are as follows

  • For strengthening cement and plastics
  • Better insulation properties
  • Fireproofing and sound absorption

Charts of Asbestos uses in different industry before 1970

SHIP BUILDINGto insulate boilers and hot water pipe
AUTOMATIVEvehicle brake shoes and clutch pad
HOUSE CONSTRUCTIONStrength, soundproof, insulation
HOME BUILDINGfireproofing

Here on this page, we have learned that asbestos fibers are a silicate crystal. It occurs as dust in the air. What would you do if you found yourself inhaling this fiber every day? However, The best way to prevent asbestosis is to remove the materials made of asbestos from the house. In short, Replace new mud tiles, make ceilings with natural bamboo and avoiding the use of cement at home.