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The History Of Asbestos Use

    Just because humans haven't named something yet doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Asbestos refers to a number of minerals that occur naturally and have qualities that humans have sought since the time of Ancient Greece. This article proposes to give a brief history of asbestos and it's use over time, beginning with the Ancient World, moving on to radical growth in demand brought on by the Industrial Revolution, followed by the 20th century, when demand for asbestos increased even further, but was balanced by the eventual discovery that asbestos exposure and mesothelioma were strongly linked, leading to a change in attitude toward it's use.

    It may come as a surprise that asbestos has a history stretching back long before the Industrial Revolution, to ancient times. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, so it has existed long before humans named it or used it. People in the ancient world coveted it for it's flame-retardant properties, seeing it as almost magic, the first mines existed in Greece where it was named.Even in ancient times, natural philosophers observed potential linkage to illnesses of the lung, however small amounts of use continued until industrial times.

    The industrial revolution increased the demand for asbestos to insulate various new machines and spur along progress that depended on steam, leading to increased mining and exposure in industry. With the growth of steam power and industry, asbestos use grew overnight to accommodate needs.  Asbestos was used primarily as an insulation material, often around hot pipes carrying steam in factories and other places, but had other uses as well. Because asbestos was a flame-retardant and insulator, it became ubiquitous, on ships, factories, buildings, and called for significant expansion of asbestos mining. With increased asbestos mining and use came increased occupational exposure.

    The 20th century brought unparallelled change and innovation to humanity, expanding the uses for asbestos until the links were clearly understood. In the 20th century, demand for asbestos had increased, being used for building materials, cars, trains, and more. The links between asbestos and illness were beginning to be understood, and by the middle of the 20th century, the link seemed undeniable. Due to the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, the United States partially banned asbestos use in the 1970s, however this left many countries where it is still in use, and many old buildings with the insulation. Many other nations have outright bans on Asbestos use, particularly those with the highest death rates from mesothelioma, such as the United Kingdom and Japan.

    That which doesn't have a name still exists, as asbestos did before humans began using it, and will exist after humans refrain from it's use. This article provided a brief overview of asbestos use in history. Asbestos use began in ancient times, and grew significantly with the industrial revolution. With the 20th century, demand increased even more, but links between asbestos use and mesothelioma, a deadly cancer, were discovered leading to bans.




Possible Asbestos Exposure Sites:

  • Blanco Apartments
  • Champion International Corporation
  • Dallas Linen Supply Company
  • Hemisfair Tower
  • U.S. Air Force Kelly Base
  • Harvey Smith Building
  • Amoco Chemical Plant
  • Oak Lane Team Track
  • Oak Cliff Paper Mills
  • National Linen Service
  • New Braunfels High School
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
  • Downtown Ymca
  • Pruitt Company
  • Murray Rubber Company
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Texas Department of Mental Health
  • Whiteway Laundry
  • Nbc Office Building
  • G W Mitchell Office Building
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery
  • Amicable Life Building
  • National Dial Building
  • Sinclair-Koppers Chemical Plant
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company Inc.
  • Quality Electric Steel Casing Plant
  • Earl B. Doolin Machine Shop
  • Graham Power Plant
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation