Asbestos paper was mainly used as insulation or as backing for other thermal-resistant products. Up until the 1980’s, this product was preferred mostly for insulating piping or electrical systems.
As it was applied, asbestos paper usually got folded, pulled or ripped, actions that caused the microscopic particles of asbestos to spread into the environment. Another danger regarding asbestos paper was getting friable, a state in which the material would start to crumble at the slightest touch. You could have been exposed if: