Asbestos has left a scar on society with long-lasting repercussions. There’s no question of the damage it has inflicted on tens of thousands of families in the United States. However, should we consider every aspect of asbestos bad? It’s a fireproof and heat-resistant material, but we’ve found that the tradeoff is not worth the accompanying health risks. However, a recent discovery indicates there may yet still be a use for the hazardous material. Learn how, despite the ever-present dangers, asbestos can potentially be used to fight climate change. [Read more…] about Can Asbestos Be Used to Fight Climate Change?
While all asbestos is dangerous, asbestos also comes in several forms. Here in the United States, one type of asbestos accounts for roughly 95% of commercial use, with many other countries sharing similarly high percentages. This asbestos, known as Chrysotile or its commercial name of “white asbestos,” found commercial success in everything from building insulation to car brakes. Today we’re going to look at what it is, why it was so popular in the US, and the unique dangers of this type of asbestos. [Read more…] about The Most Common US Asbestos: White Asbestos