For thousands of years, asbestos has been mined and used in numerous applications. From it’s earliest uses as a fibrous reinforcement for earthenware pots, to it’s uses as a fire-resistant cloth, to it’s latest uses as thermal and electrical isolation. What was once considered a wonder material, asbestos became the source of much scrutiny within the last 50 years as a cause of severe lung disorders. What a difference time can make in the building industry.