Most things made today don’t contain asbestos. However, until the 1970s, many types of building and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance. Removing it properly is absolutely critical and usually involves the services of a licensed abatement professional.
Fortunately, once the asbestos insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles, or other products of concern are removed, there are much better options for their replacement. Today’s eco-insulation products include:Cotton Fiber, Cellulose, and eco-friendly sprayfoam insulations like Icynene and air krete. Eco-friendly insulation gives a lower risk of pollutants in the home because it is made from natural fibers or naturally-derived constituents.