U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Asbestos


Subject:
Pollutants & Toxic Substances , Diseases & Conditions , Asbestosis , Asbestos

Description:
Collection of fact sheets and other resources about asbestos, a "naturally occurring mineral fiber, once widely used in building materials for its thermal insulating properties and fire resistance." Topics include health effects, asbestos in the home (identifying it and determining whether it needs to be removed), asbestos in schools, vermiculite (a mineral that includes asbestos and is found in products such as attic insulation), acronyms, and laws and regulations.

Publisher:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/


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