Asbestos kills an estimated 100,000 people per year. Russia produces more asbestos than all other countries combined. Should the US resume use of asbestos in residential building materials?
We even have a town named Asbest (asbestos in Russia). It is the backbone of that town.
Asbestos is everywhere in Russia.
Read the article in the link.
Absolutely not. I don’t see how this would even be debatable knowing all we know today. But if anybody wants to take a pro-asbestos stance, I’ll read to what you have to say and engage if your argument is compelling enough lol
I can’t believe it’s still being used.
There is no ban on asbestos in the US.
It essentially is, just not technically. After getting banned in the past, it got overturned because of the EPA’s obligation to implement the “least burdensome” method to achieve environmental health. So today, while not actually banned, asbestos is so heavily regulated that construction companies don’t bother trying to obtain and use asbestos materials.
Never said there was a ban. Would you like some in your house?
I have asbestos siding. It works really well, and never has to be redone...it's been up probably since the '50's.
Right. The only time asbestos is dangerous is when it's in airborne particle form. Asbestos siding is very solid...it's almost like rock.