In Canada, thousands of homes still currently contain an asbestos laced material of one type or another. Everything from roofing tiles to pipe cement has been manufactured with asbestos fiber and installed into Canadian homes due to its low cost and fantastic insulating properties.
In some areas of the country, as many as 98% of the homes manufactured before the year 1976 contained at least one type of asbestos product.
While the use of asbestos has been limited for the most part past the 1980’s, asbestos use was not officially banned until 2003.
The most common form of asbestos containing material existing in Canadian residences is asbestos sheeting with over half of asbestos based products being of this variety.
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