Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral fiber. It is used in building construction for its strength, fire resistance, and insulation properties. Many asbestos products have been banned, and manufacturers have voluntarily limited use of asbestos in many products due to risks of lung disease. However, asbestos can still be found in a variety of materials today.
- Health Risks of Asbestos
Health problems associated with asbestos.
- Common Products Containing Asbestos
Sample listing of asbestos-containing products commonly found in homes.
- Asbestos Safety Tips
What to do (and not to do) if you think you have asbestos in your home.
- Asbestos Testing
Information about asbestos testing.
- Asbestos Remediation
Information about repair and removal options for asbestos.
- Asbestos Fact Sheet
Printer-friendly guide to asbestos.
- For More Information
Phone numbers and links to helpful asbestos resources.
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