Asbestos can be found in…

Asbestos can be found in…

Serpentine minerals have a sheet or layered structure. Chrysotile is the only asbestos mineral in the serpentine group. In the United States and Canada, chrysotile has been the most commonly used type of asbestos. Chrysotile accounts for approximately 95% of asbestos found in buildings in the Canada. Chrysotile is often present in a wide variety of products and materials, including:

  • Drywall and joint compound

  • Plaster

  • Mud and texture coats

  • Vinyl floor tiles, sheeting, adhesives

  • Roofing tars, felts, siding, and shingles

  • “Transite” panels, siding, countertops, and pipes

  • Popcorn ceilings, also known as acoustic ceilings

  • Fireproofing

  • Caulk

  • Industrial and Marine Gaskets, including those made by Garlock Sealing Technologies

  • Interior fire doors

  • Thermal pipe insulation

  • Insulation

  • HVAC Tape

  • HVAC flexible duct connectors