We’ve all probably heard about asbestos. A durable and heat-resistant mineral that was widely used for a variety of purposes until it wasn’t. Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral that can be found in rock and soil. It is highly durable and possesses heat, electricity, and corrosion-resistant properties.
Despite its near-indestructible qualities, Asbestos production became highly regulated in the United States during the 1980s because of its detrimental effects on human health. These regulations made the production of many asbestos products illegal.