Asbestos Removal: The Importance of Removing Asbestos

Homes built before the 1980s have an extremely high chance of containing asbestos, which could be harmful to the occupants if disturbed or removed incorrectly. According to the Guardian, it’s estimated that your home has around a 50% chance of still containing this harmful material.   Asbestos can be found in ceiling coatings, boiler flue pipes, […]

Is it time for a new roof? Here’s what you need to know!

Asbestos-containing roofing material… What is it? Asbestos-containing roofing material, or ACRM, is any shingle, roof underlayment, caulks/sealants, flashing, or tar paper that would be over contain over 1% asbestos. It is important to be aware of what is this for the simple reason of contamination of items in your around your home. To paint a […]

ASBESTOS MYTHS & FACTS

ASBESTOS MYTHS & FACTS MYTH: Asbestos is no longer a problem in the U.S. FACT: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine reported in its September 2004 issue that asbestos is still a hazard for 1.3 million US workers in the construction industry and for workers involved in the maintenance of buildings and equipment. […]

WHAT MATERIALS COULD CONTAIN ASBESTOS?

WHAT MATERIALS COULD CONTAIN ASBESTOS? Roofing materials, drywall mud . . . . check the label! Does it say contains CHRYSOTILE, AMOSITE, CROCIDOLITE, TREMOLITE, ACTINOLITE AND ANTHOPHYLLITE?! That’s asbestos. Does it say contains natural-occuring fibers? That could be asbestos! Asbestos-cement Corrugated sheet Asbestos flat sheet Asbestos clothing Pipeline wrap Roofing felt Vinyl-asbestos floor tile Asbestos-cement […]

MY CHILD’S SCHOOL HAS ASBESTOS???

My Child’s School has Asbestos in It?  Should I be worried?  Local education agencies are required under the asbestos-containing material in school rule, Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) to inspect for and manage asbestos-containing materials through an asbestos management plan. The local education agency can safely and effectively manage asbestos-containing materials that are in […]

I THOUGHT ASBESTOS WAS BANNED?

I thought asbestos was banned! On July 12, 1989, the EPA issued a final rule under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning most asbestos-containing products in the United States. In 1991, the rule was vacated and remanded by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Most of the original ban on the […]

QUESTIONS ABOUT ASBESTOS???

FAQs about Asbestos: What is asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that naturally occurs in rock and soil. Asbestos was used in a variety of building materials because of its fiber strength, heat resistance, water resistance and ability to make materials stronger. It was known as a “miracle” component for building materials. How do I […]

Asbestos Awareness Training

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Asbestos Management Plans for Schools

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Not Devils of the Past

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