Asbestos has been used by humans for thousands of years. Here’s some interesting historical information about asbestos and its uses throughout history.
- The Greeks and Romans were the first ones to use it over 2,000 years ago for the wicks in their temple lamps, building materials, and women’s clothing. They considered it a magical mineral because once it was ignited, it never stopped burning and the wick was never consumed. The word “asbestos” comes from the Greek work “asbesta” which means “inextinguishable” or “indestructible.”
- The Egyptians embalmed pharos using asbestos.
- In medieval times, asbestos was often used in armor as insulation.
- During the 19th century, asbestos use increased as a result of the industrial revolution. It was used during the manufacture of 3000+ products including building materials and insulation.
- Finally, after continual increased use of asbestos, in the 1970s, extensive research was conducted to determine its affects, and everyone realized what a harmful substance it is. Exposure to asbestos causes asbestosis and mesothelioma, among other serious health conditions.
- Since Roman times, when…
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Have you ever attended a yoga class? Lots of yogis practice meditation that includes positive affirmations. Often the teacher will encourage his or her students to breathe deeply and focus on thinking positively, saying, “breathe out stresss… breathe in peace… breathe out frustration … breathe in joy… breathe out anger… breathe in love…” But what if you’re doing some yoga on your living room floor and instead of breathing in peace, joy, and love, you’re breathing in harmful substances such as lead, mold, or asbestos?
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Who wants to breathe dirty air? No one. Hire AQHI Inc. to check your home or office for common toxic substances including mold, lead, PCB, and asbestos to ensure that you’ll be breathing clean air in 2015 and for many years to come.
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