Asbestos is still used in hundreds of U.S. consumer products. Its use is allowed as long as it accounts for less than 1% of the product. Proper Environmental can test materials for their presence of Asbestos to help clients determine their exposure to potential hazards.
The presence of asbestos is likely to be more common in older homes, where it was frequently utilized in various locations such as duct work insulation tape, floor tiles and adhesive, and pipe insulation.
Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer, as well as other diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Testing is the only way to definitively confirm the presence or absence of Asbestos within the home.