Asbestos: Best Material For The Walls Of Your Home?

This is a 1952 commercial, released by the Asbestos-Cement Products Association, worshiping the ‘virtues of wonderful asbestos’. The film is titled According to Plan; it lasts 15 minutes and promotes asbestos as the ‘ideal construction material’, particularly for young couples who are planning on raising a family.
According to ATSDR:

‘Asbestos is the name of a group of similar minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Asbestos fibers are so small they cannot be seen. These tiny fibers are only dangerous if they are disturbed, causing fibers to float in the air and allowing them to be easily inhaled. Asbestos has long been recognized as a health threat to humans’,

because the fibers can be inhaled and cause a number of serious illnesses, including cancer. But it wasn’t until 1993 that its use was prohibited and the product removed from all living structures. Many uses of asbestos are prohibited in multiple countries.
I am only posting half of the commercial. Visit this link to view the rest.


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