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Where is Asbestos most likely to be found?


Asbestos was commonly used as an acoustic insulator, thermal insulation, fire proofing and in other building materials. Asbestos fibers are incredibly strong and have properties that make them resistant to heat. Many products are in use today that contain asbestos. Some of the more common products that may contain asbestos include:

Cement Pipes Laboratory Hoods/Table Tops Elevator Brake Shoes
Cement Wallboard Laboratory Gloves HVAC Duct Insulation
Cement Siding Fire Blankets Boiler Insulation
Asphalt Floor Tile Elevator Equipment Panels Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections
Fire Curtains Breaching Insulation Vinyl floor Tile
Caulking/Putties Cooling Towers Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Flooring Backing Adhesives Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell block, etc.)
Wallboard Joint Compounds Construction Mastics (floor tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.)
Acoustical Plaster Decorative Plaster Heating and Electrical Ducts
Vinyl Wall Coverings Spackling Compounds High Temperature Gaskets
Textured Paints/Coatings Roofing Shingles Roofing Felt
Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels Base Flashing Thermal Paper Products
Spray-Applied Insulation Fire Doors Electrical Cloth
Blown-in Insulation Electrical Panel Partitions Fireproofing Materials
Chalkboards Taping Compounds (Thermal) Electrical Wiring Insulation
Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations)