Inhaling asbestos fibers poses health risks which may include cancer and other diseases. Although the use of asbestos in construction or manufacturing is all but banned and eliminated, there are products still in service which contain asbestos. Roofing, flooring and insulating materials, mostly found in industrial or commercial locations may contain asbestos. Some older homes may still have have asbestos as part of the building fabric. Most asbestos occurrences are well documented and precautions should be taken when carrying out construction works in such locations.