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Risk of Asbestos Among Construction Workers


In the 20th century, asbestos was typically used in commercial-building construction. Due to its durability, asbestos was a common material used at the time. It was also fire-resistant, making it the perfect tool for those working in the construction field. The material was typically used in renovations spanning from roofing, wallboards, siding, sheetrock, flooring, and » Read More

Asbestos Found in School Supplies


Shopping for school supplies is often a tradition for families. Students look forward to picking out new notebooks, binders, and pens to kick off a new school year. Although this tradition is exciting, it is important for parents to be aware that products containing asbestos are being sold in stores across the nation. To prevent » Read More

Trump Administration Changes to Asbestos Policy


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with creating and maintaining the regulations and federal rules to protect our air, soil, and water. Further, they provide guidance under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the handling of hazardous materials. This means that while the TSCA is the law, the agency that oversees the law » Read More

Asbestos Removal Hazards


Older buildings, including homes, may contain asbestos in their floor tiles, ceilings, insulation, siding, and other areas. Prior to 1980, asbestos was widely used in the construction industry for these purposes. When materials containing asbestos are intact, they pose relatively little risk. It is when they start to crumble, or the removal process is begun » Read More

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