Asbestos fibers are not able to move through soil. They are generally not broken down to other compounds in the environment and will remain virtually unchanged over long periods. However, the most common form of asbestos, chrysotile, may have some minor mineral loss in acidic environments.
The good news is that simply living in a home in which asbestos exists is not dangerous. However, if asbestos materials are disturbed during a remodel, for ex... more