Asbestos in Pipes
Asbestos was a primary component in pipe works starting in the late 1800s. The government banned it in the late 1980s.
For years, there’d been warnings about health risks for people exposed to airborne asbestos fibers emitting from pipes and other asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
However, asbestos was extremely valuable in pipe manufacturing. It finally took pressure from government regulators like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to phase out asbestos materials in residential, commercial and industrial piping.