Asbestos exposure is not limited to manufacturing work sites. Many homes, schools, churches, office buildings, and recreation centers contained significant amounts of asbestos.
Asbestos in the Home
Asbestos can be found in many places of the home. It is important to check an old home for asbestos. If you find asbestos in the home - DO NOT move or disturb it. Removal of asbestos in a home should be done by a licensed asbestos removal contractor.
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Asbestos in the Workplace
While those who worked in asbestos quarries and manufacturing centers are the most at risk, significant amounts of unrelated people were indirectly endangered. Workers often carried microscopic asbestos fibers home with then in their clothes and hair which caused secondary exposure to their families and friends.
Furthermore, asbestos contamination in homes affected many not directly involved in the asbestos production or construction industries.