Asbestos’ unique qualities: tensile strength, resistance to chemicals, fire and heat, lightweight and non-conductor of electricity made it popular. During prehistoric times it was only used in manmade artifacts and fabrics. Large scale asbestos mining in the 1800s gave way to its widespread use. Asbestos exposure hazards became known as early as the 1900s. Still, there was continuous and widespread usage. It started being banned from domestic building materials in the 1980s and completely banned in 2003. So, what happens to houses and buildings built before those years? That’s what asbestos inspection Brisbane professionals do. They minimize asbestos risks in your home and workplace.