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  • Some roofing and siding shingles are made of asbestos cement.
  • Houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos insulation.
  • Asbestos may be present in textures paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints. Their use was banned in 1977. However, in 1991, that ban was overturned.
  • Artificial ashes and embers sold for use in gas-fired fireplaces may contain asbestos.
  • Older products such as stovetop pads may have some asbestos compounds.
  • Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves may be protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets.
  • Asbestos is found in some vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives.
  • Hot water and steam pipes in older houses may be coasted with an asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape.
  • Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets my have asbestos insulation.