The EPA has a list of common building materials that may contain asbestos. 

Buildings built before 1981 may have asbestos.

The EPA list and the list below do not include every product or building material that may contain asbestos. It is intended as a general guide to show which types of materials may contain asbestos.

Adhesives

Asphalt Floor Tile

Blown-in Insulation

Base Flashing

Boiler Insulation

Breeching Insulation

Caulking

Ceiling Tiles/Lay-in Panels

Cement pipes

Cement Siding

Cement Wallboard

Chalkboards

Cooling Towers

Decorative Plaster

Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connection

Electrical Cloth

Electrical Panel Partitions

Electric Wiring Insulation

Elevator Brake Shoes

Elevator Equipment Panels

Fire Blankets

Fire Curtains

Fire Doors

Fireproofing materials (foam)

Flooring Backing

Heating and Electrical Ducts

High-Temperature Gaskets

HVAC Duct Insulation

Joint Compounds

Laboratory Gloves

Laboratory Hoods/Table Tops

Mastic

Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations)

Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.)

Putty

Roofing Asphalt

Roofing Felt

Roofing Putty

Roofing Shingles

Skim Coats

Spackling Compounds

Spray Applied Insulation

Stucco

Taping Compounds (thermal)

Textured Paints/Coatings

Thermal Paper Products

Transited pipe

Vermiculite Insulation

Vinyl Floor Tile

Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Viny

Wall Covering

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