After the 1970s, the production and use of asbestos greatly declined. Disposal of asbestos is crucial to make older buildings safe for occupancy. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that construction materials used for many years. It was a popular building material due to its insulating and fire-resistant properties. While many construction projects used asbestos in the past, today, contractors recognize it as a hazardous substance and many countries have banned or restricted it. Read on to learn everything you need to know about asbestos handling!