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Asbestos in classic cars

Classic car shows ramp up as summer rolls around. The vintage vehicles are favorites of many, with the hobby of restoration bringing nostalgia and joy. However, enthusiasts may be at risk because of the materials used in past car construction. Asbestos, a dangerous...

5 Telltale signs of asbestos poisoning Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring minerals whose properties are resistant to heat and corrosion. The strength of asbestos fibers made it ideal in the past for a variety of building materials, such as insulation,...

Will the U.S. ban asbestos?

Asbestos has plagued American workers for over a century since doctors first discovered its deadly effects in the early 1900s. In fact, insurance companies in the U.S. and Canada began increasing premiums while decreasing benefits to asbestos workers as early as 1908....