Back in the 1980s, asbestos was an extensively used material in the construction industry. It became a popular building material because of its superior properties and excellent physical strength. However, later restrictions were imposed on the use of this material because of the dangers involved. It was discovered that asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral (with fibers around 18,000 times smaller than the human hair) can cause various respiratory diseases and cancer in people exposed to it. If mishandled, asbestos fibers can be released into the air and inhaled which may cause severe illness and even diseases like mesothelioma. Considering the risk.