What Are Asbestos Shingles And How They Are Dangerous?
Asbestos shingles are roofing materials that contain asbestos fibers. They were commonly used in construction from the late 19th century until the 1980s due to asbestos' properties such as heat resistance, durability, and fire resistance. These shingles were often used in residential and commercial buildings as a roofing material. The danger of asbestos shingles lies in the asbestos fibers they contain. When the shingles are damaged, weathered, or disturbed, they can release microscopic asbestos fibers into the air. These fibers can become airborne and be easily inhaled or ingested by people in the vicinity. Asbestos shingles, also known as asbestos cement shingles, were a popular roofing material in the past due to their durability, weather resistance, and fireproof qualities. They were typically made by combining asbestos fibers with cement or other binders. Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, was added to provide strength and heat resistance to the shingles. Howeve