Vinyl was already a flexible and strong material, being used for a variety of products. Vinyl wallpaper was one of the most sought-after decorative products due to its easy installation process. Asbestos fibers were added into the content of vinyl wallpaper in order to increase its durability even more and to give it the ability of resisting to extreme heat.
Wallpaper required to be glued onto surfaces which usually meant that had to be ripped off when it required removal. This would have put the workers performing the removal in a highly hazardous situation as the environment got quickly contaminated with poisonous microscopic asbestos particles. You could have been exposed if: