Asbestos Pictures

Asbestos has been used in a wide variety of building products because of its abundance, low cost, strength, flexibility and insulating qualities. Asbestos fibers are used as a binder and fire retardant in many building products, including:

  • Acoustical ceiling tiles
  • Steel fireproofing
  • Cement asbestos siding and roofing
  • Textiles such as curtains, aprons and gloves
  • Thermal insulation of boilers and pipes
  • Asbestos cement boards, and pipes
  • Tile and sheet floor coverings

For an EPA list of common commercial materials containing asbestos click here.

Effects of Asbestos Exposure

In the mid-1970s, the government began regulating asbestos use. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, causing a variety of cancers including mesothelioma. Most people will come into contact with asbestos at some point because of its once widespread use. However, not all people who come into contact with asbestos are at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. Asbestos exposure is primarily dangerous when the fibers become airborne and are inhaled.  Asbestos fibers are usually released in asbestos-containing materials that are damaged or otherwise compromised.

Below are pictures of asbestos fibers and potentially hazardous asbestos contacting products:

The following asbestos picture shows asbestos insulation found in a single family home
asbestos picture
Asbestos fibers
asbestos fibers
Chrysotile
asbestos picture of chrysotile
Attic with asbestos insulated vent
asbestos insulated vent
Roofing containing asbestos
roof containing asbestos
Pipe insulation showing deterioration
vent insulation showing deterioration
Wall containing asbestos
Wall containing asbestos
Brakes containing asbestos Siding containing asbestos
Brakes containing asbestos siding containing asbestos
If you have concerns about asbestos products in your home, you may wish to contact an asbestos consulting firm about asbestos abatement or removal. If you have developed an asbestos-related condition as a result of exposure in your workplace or contaminated product, you may be eligible to seek compensation through an asbestos lawsuit. Please contact us to speak with an asbestos attorney and learn more about asbestos litigation.

 

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