Although the word asbestos means different things to different people, as suggested at the beginning of this document, one definition that all parties can agree on is the established fact that asbestos exposure has the potential to cause severe adverse human health effects over prolonged periods of exposure. Asbestos exposure assessments clearly indicate that fibres are omnipresent, whether inside a public building or a residential area, and those who are at greater risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses are people who are occupationally exposed, are family members of the occupationally exposed, or are residents that live near factories that utilize asbestos. Toxicity assessments also reveal that prolonged exposure to asbestos fibres causes irreversible scarring in lung tissue, which ultimately leads to life threatening diseases. However, since there is a lack of consistent information provided in studies that indicate fibre type, size, duration of exposure, amount of exposure, air sampling techniques, and appropriate controls, a risk characterization challenge still remains open to debate. These factors collectively limit the stakeholder’s ability to evaluate whether asbestos exposure poses a major health risk in their lives. Although there are significant gaps in the knowledge, the end result of asbestos-related illnesses is ultimately death; whether there is a definitive safe level or not, preventative actions should not be taken lightly by stakeholders. Safety precautions should continue to be promoted, practiced, and communicated to help reduce any possibility of asbestos-induced illnesses.