Twenty years of research suggests asbestos regulations need updating


By Pamela Kidron The Asbestos Crises: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment Aubrey Miller M.D. According to Miller, Libby, Mont. raised awareness of the potential harm from non-occupational exposure to asbestos. Linked Video Watch an EPA video about asbestos in Libby, Mont. (02:36) (Launches in new window) Asbestos regulations were last updated in the mid-1980s,

Asbestos Lung Disease


Asbestos Lung Disease National Heart and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asb/ Asbestos-related lung diseases are diseases caused by exposure to asbestos (as-BES-tos) fibers. Asbestos is a mineral that, in the past, was widely used in many industries. Asbestos is made up of tiny fibers that can escape into the air. When breathed in, these fibers can stay

What Are The General Guidelines For Renovation Projects In AZ?


1. Determine if the building has been inspected by an AHERA-certified asbestos building inspector during the past year. If it has been, obtain a copy of the asbestos report to determine if asbestos is present. If it has not been inspected, have the building inspected by an AHERA-certified asbestos inspector and verify his or her

EPA fines six Arizona school districts for asbestos violations


Release Date: 02/19/2013 Contact Information: Rusty Harris-Bishop, harris-bishop.rusty@epa.gov, 415-972-3140 More than 15,000 students to be protected by additional inspections, asbestos plans (2/19/2013) SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined six Arizona school districts a combined total of $94,575 for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) violations. More than 15,000 children attend the

Dr. Richard Lemen, “Asbestos: What Is It?” – Global Asbestos Awareness Week


Asbestos is a commercial term referring to a group of naturally-occurring fibrous minerals. Asbestos has remarkable durability and resistance to heat, properties conferring value in a wide range of products including building and pipe insulation, friction products including brake shoes, and fire-resistant bricks. Asbestos has been woven into fireproof cloth and incorporated into cement pipes

Lead Based Paint Testing


There are three main approaches for determining the lead content in paint: 1) Test the paint for lead in situ using a chemical test kit. 2) Measure the amount of lead in paint in situ using a portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) device. 3) Collect a paint sample and measure its lead content in a laboratory

Sample Pictures of Asbestos


            Sample of Asbestos Ceiling Tile        

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