Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber, frequently used in residential construction because of its resistance to chemicals and also because of its non-combustibility, knowing that asbestos has great thermal properties. At one time, asbestos was considered a “magic mineral”. A star product for your home. Today, asbestos is recognized as a dangerous carcinogen and its use is prohibited in Canada and in most industrialized countries.
Houses built between 1920 and 1985 are likely to contain asbestos-based materials. Since that time, its use has ceased and the asbestos industry and products are highly regulated in Canada.