What are three things asbestos is being used for in modern times?

Asbestos had numerous application during the middle and late 20th century.

They included:

  • sprayed-on fire-retardant insulation protecting the steel of high-rise buildings
  • insulation on boilers, steam pipes and hot water pipes
  • flame-proof curtains and fire blankets
  • as dimensional stabilizing elements in floor tiles
  • stregnthening agents in plaster and concrete