Once used in over 3,000 products for strength, fire protection as well
as thermal and acoustical insulation, asbestos continues to be used in
some new building products. Asbestos is potentially harmful to human
health when its fibers are disturbed and become airborne, which can
occur during removal of anything containing it. Because asbestos is
difficult to identify, you may want to have the suspected product
tested if it is not clearly labeled.