What is Lead?
Asbestos is a silicate mineral ore that consists of long, thin microscopic fibrous crystals that become airborne when disturbed.
There are 6 types of asbestos in which the EPA has classified as either Amphibole Asbestos or Serpentine Asbestos. Asbestos deposits are found all over the world and are still mined in Russia, China and Kazakhstan. Though Asbsestos is banned in many developed countries, despite the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986, federal attempts to ban it's use in the United States have been futile, in fact we are still one of the only developed country that allows the use of asbestos in many products.
The manufacturing of asbestos products began in the mid-19th century beginning in Italy, Scotland, Germany and later in Canada, South Africa and in Staten Island, NY.