Can you still find asbestos in drywall?
No, asbestos is no longer used in the manufacturing of drywall. However, older homes or buildings may still have asbestos-containing materials, including drywall, that were installed before the 1980s. Asbestos was commonly used as a fire retardant and insulation material in various building products until it was banned in the United States in the late 1970s due to health concerns.
If you suspect that your home or building may have asbestos-containing drywall or other materials, it is important to have a professional asbestos inspection conducted. Disturbing asbestos-containing materials can release dangerous fibers into the air, which can be inhaled and cause serious health problems such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.
If the inspection reveals the presence of asbestos-containing materials, it is best to hire a licensed asbestos abatement professional to safely remove and dispose of the materials. Attempting to remove asbestos-containing materials yourself can be extremely hazardous and is not recommended.
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