CPR24 Restoration is one of the leading asbestos testing companies in Toronto. We specialize in providing full-scale asbestos testing and removal and have helped thousands of families live happy and asbestos-free.
HISTORY OF ASBESTOS
Asbestos is a term used for several types of mineral fibers. It dates back to the Stone Age where it was used for clothing, making pots and candle wicks. It is a durable material and extremely resistant to heat, which makes it perfect for use in construction, home painting, insulation, etc.
The demise of asbestos came from one of its properties: It is a very dangerous carcinogen. The carcinogenic properties of asbestos were discovered ever since the ancient Greeks, where they wrote about how the slaves that mined asbestos would often get sick and die of a “lung disease”.
THE RISE OF ASBESTOS
Asbestos kept being used in various applications, but its rise to fame in the western world didn’t come until the Industrial Revolution. Due to its great fire resisting properties and durability it was widely used in anything related to construction, with the most harmful being paint. The asbestos industry fought hard for its harmful effects were kept in the shadow and asbestos testing was difficult to reach, and so asbestos products found their way into every household throughout Toronto.