Asbestos Timeline Infographic

Remember all of the toxic substances found in consumer products we mentioned on Monday? Add asbestos to the mix. Asbestos has been used throughout the world for centuries in an array of items and products. It was praised for its fireproofing and insulating properties, but the dangers of the substance eventually became evident.

Today asbestos is known to cause lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. It has been documented as a known carcinogen and people are urged to avoid it. Although it has been phased out of many of U.S. products, it was used in over 3,000 items worldwide – many of which are still around today.

Take a look at how asbestos has been used throughout history:

asbestos in history infographic

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