Asbestos was widely used as a flame retardant in buildings through the mid-1970s, and it was present in millions of buildings in the united states. it was also used in vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, and roofing

Tailings from the Comstock mine of the late 1800s (Russell Shively, Shutterstock, Inc.)

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The Basic Survival Guide

The Basic Survival Guide

Disasters: Why No ones Really 100 Safe. This is common knowledgethat disaster is everywhere. Its in the streets, its inside your campuses, and it can even be found inside your home. The question is not whether we are safe because no one is really THAT secure anymore but whether we can do something to lessen the odds of ever becoming a victim.

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