Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACM) Continued
Other products such as ironing boards or asbestos yarn
Many older (pre-WWII) asbestos-containing products were very dusty and crumbled easily under hand pressure. These products often contained the amphibole type of asbestos fibers and were used in low-density insulation materials.
Today, products commonly contain chrysotile, a less dusty form of asbestos, but one that can still be dangerous. A large number of manufacturers in other countries use chrysotile in the manufacture of a variety of products such as panels, pipes, shingles, tarred roofing materials, brake pads and gaskets.
The most serious health danger lies with any asbestos-containing product that is not being adequately controlled or safely “managed in place.”