As I travel and work internationally, I encounter different aspects and opinions on asbestos. It has a long background of use in all types of situations and still widely used in building materials. To date, it is still mined and incorporated into many products in several countries. It is controversial at best. My goal is always to try and enlighten and not frighten about some of its uses and misconceptions. The fact is that as much as it is opposed and even outlawed in some parts of the world, it is still mined, exported and used in many others.