Asbestos is one of the most controversial substances of building materials today. Several health problems such as mesothelioma and other respiratory diseases have been attributed to asbestos. In “The History of Asbestos”, viewers will get to see the true origin of this harmful product and see how it also affected the ancient workers. The film aims to help improve the working conditions of several Americans involved in the construction industry.
Various events in the past involving noted people are shared in the film such as when Charlemagne and Marco Polo used items made from asbestos cloth. A brief discussion of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures also presented some interesting facts of where they used asbestos.