Many people have a limited education as to what asbestos is, furthermore they question where such a material came from and how it go to be such a problem. The baby boomer generation were the ones who have created this problem and they fixed it to an extent, some places are still made with this material, especially urban places and old rundown cities.
However for the most part the United States of America has done a great job at removing the buildings that contained asbestos.
What it is?
Asbestos is a material that came out in the 1970's, it was massively used due to its ability to withstand fire, its durability and the cost of it. Some even suggested that since construction companies were making so much money that they still used this product even after research came out about how bad asbestos was.
This leads us to the next problem, asbestos contains small particles that will fall off over time. This doesn't seem too much of a deal except that these particles are small atomic particles that gets trapped in your lungs. Over time you will start to develop lung problems and worst of all tumors that can lead to cancer. The famous cancer from this is known as mesothelioma.