Photos and information about asbestos used in other products.
Sink pads are made of bitumen and are designed to deaden the noise of water hitting the metal sink unit.
Asbestos was used in sink pads up until 1992.
Small amounts of Chrysotile (white) asbestos are common in bitumen-based roofing felts and damp proof courses.
Even toilets can have asbestos in them!
Thankfully the reinforced plastics and resins that the sanitary wear is made from are very unlikely to release their asbestos fibres even during cutting.
This article was published on Dec 10, 2009