Buying a new home? What to know about asbestos

(NC) After long months of searching, you’ve finally found your dream home. Everything seems perfect – the neighbourhood, number of bedrooms and especially the price. But could your dream home contain asbestos? Asbestos was used to make products strong, long-lasting and fire-resistant, but its production and use have declined since the 1970s. There are no significant health risks if materials containing asbestos are tightly bound in products and are in good condition, sealed behind walls and floorboards, or isolated in an attic and left undisturbed.

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