Did you know that asbestos is all around us? Even though the United States has not produced asbestos products since the early 1980's, naturally-occurring asbestos can still be found in a majority of states in America. Undisturbed, asbestos does not pose a risk to human health, but when the fibers are broken down they can cause terrible problems within the human respiratory system.
Take a look at our latest infographic, which tracks asbestos sites, past mines, and processing plants that have been closed in the United States.
Asbestos is still being discovered around the country, as well. The first evidence of naturally-occurring asbestos in Southern Nevada was found just a few months ago, sparking worry in the town's surrounding the area.
Do you worry about asbestos exposure in your U.S. city or town? Share your story with us in a comment below.