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Uses of Asbestos

Brake ShoesDue to its many desirable qualities, asbestos was used extensively in building, shipping, automotive, and various other products used extensively on the job and in the homes of millions of Americans. Products containing asbestos can be found in numerous occupational workplaces, homes, schools, and other buildings. A wide array of construction, fireproofing and heat-resistant, automotive, and even some household products contain asbestos. Below is only a partial list of the thousands of products in which asbestos has been used.

  • Cement Pipes, Wallboard, and Siding
  • Asphalt and Vinyl Floor Tile
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring
  • Vinyl Wall Coverings
  • Flooring Backing
  • Construction Mastics (i.e. tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.)
  • Acoustical and Decorative Plaster
  • Spackling Compounds
  • Textured Paints/Coatings
  • Caulking/Putties
  • Adhesives
  • Wallboard
  • Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels
  • Insulation Spray-Applied or Blown-in
  • Thermal taping Compounds
  • Packing Materials (for wall or floor)
  • High Temperature Gaskets
  • Laboratory Hoods and Table Top
  • Laboratory Gloves
  • Fireproofing Materials
  • Fire Blankets
  • Fire Curtains
  • Automotive brakes, valves, faskets and hoodliner
  • Fire Doors
  • Elevator Equipment Panels and Brake Shoes
  • Tape
  • Insulation for:
    • HVAC Ducts
    • Boilers
    • Breaching
  • Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections
  • Cooling Towers
  • Heating and Electrical Ducts
  • Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.)
  • Heating and Electrical Ducts
  • Electrical Panel Partitions
  • Electrical Cloth
  • Electric Wiring Insulation
  • Chalkboards
  • Roofing Shingles and Felt
  • Base Flashing
  • Thermal Paper Products
  • Joint Compounds
  • Yarn
  • Gold Bond Adhesive, Cement, Plaster, Perfo-Lyte, Tar paper
  • HiTemp Products