Asbestos: A Timeline of Building Hazards

Have you ever seen a home or building that needed great repair? If you’ve ever watched a house or building be demolished you’ve probably witnessed all of the inner dealings and workings that helped bring it together. From the foundation that was laid down to the cement and paint that was applied after building. Any builder knows that there’s an art to building any structure that requires a lot of time and effort. What many may know is that asbestos was a key substance often utilized in building materials and played an important role during the Industrial Age. Asbestos has a history that dates back to prehistoric times. Although it’s known today as a poisonous substance that can greatly affect those who come in contact with it, asbestos came into popularity during the Industrial Age when its fire retardant properties were used in the construction and automobile industries. ...

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Asbestos: A Timeline of Building Hazards

Have you ever seen a home or building that needed great repair? If you’ve ever watched a house or building be demolished y...

Erskine Fire, California

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jun '16, 2pm

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