Products made from the ‘miracle mineral'
View of several items on display, including fireman's coat, sections of floor tiles and parts of ceiling tiles. All contain asbestos.
Johns-Manville Fireite furnace cement was used as coating on a residential or small commercial furnace. When the furnace was disturbed for repair, moving or breaking down dust was created.
Johns Manville Terraflex vinyl asbestos floor tiles were commonly used in residential kitchens, laundry rooms, schools and offices.
Marvel Comics Strange Tales, Issue 111 - August 1963 Featuring the Human Torch battling "Asbestos Man!" During this era asbestos companies were concealing the very hazardous nature of asbestos while the public thought it was "the miracle mineral".
Advertisement for Kentile vinyl asbestos floor tile, which came in various colors and was used residential kitchens and laundry rooms as well as in schools and offices.
Asbestos, because of its resistance to heat, has been used to insulate industrial clothing, like this firefighter’s coat.
An advertisement for an asbestos-backed hot pad touts its ability to resist heat.
Several items made with asbestos, including a toy doll (similar to a G.I. Joe) wearing an asbestos firefighters's outfit.
A variety of asbestos-containing items have been collected by The Lanier Law Firm in its Spring, Texas, office. On the top shelf, "Snow Drift" was a holiday decoration that families sprinkled or applied to Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery.
Asbestos, a naturally occurring fiber, was used to make tiles for suspended ceilings. Manufactured under various brand names, these were typically used in the drop-down ceilings in schools and offices.
Asbestos triple play: Asbestos cloth was used to wrap asbestos-containing pipes using asbestos-containing insulating cement. Factory workers wrapped miles of steam or chemical lines using these products.