According to Asbestos Nation, Asbestos is everywhere. It was considered a miracle material in the 1900’s, and nearly everything was built with it. It was where people started getting cancer that they realized asbestos was one of the causes. However, it was impossible to get every piece of asbestos used. Many houses still have asbestos gloves, pads, or insulation. In fact, some science classes still use asbestos pads at school! Because asbestos is everywhere, exposure rates are still quite high. Since asbestos is very hard to destroy, it can cling to your lungs and slowly kill you.