The ancient Greeks admired the ‘miracle mineral’ because of its softness and flexibility, as well as its ability to withstand heat. The word asbestos was originally a Greek adjective meaning inextinguishable.
Throughout the 20th century asbestos was used as a valuable construction resource. After 1990 it was banned due to its serious health hazards. It was mostly used in asbestos cement products, acoustical plaster, thermal insulation products, ceiling, tiles etc. The detrimental effect of asbestos on human health has been well documented.
CWSIS specializes in asbestos abatement following current applicable codes and regulations.