Category: Asbestos

What Is Asbestos Insulation?

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One of the biggest sources of asbestos in homes and businesses is the insulation. Throughout the 20th century, companies used asbestos insulation for homes and businesses due to its effectiveness at keeping buildings well-insulated. While companies stopped installing asbestos insulation once its cancer-causing properties were discovered, it is still found in many buildings today. In… Read more »

Understanding the Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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Asbestos can cause a whole host of health problems including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and more. As such, the government has taken steps over the past decades to reduce asbestos exposure. One of these steps is the Asbestos NESHAP. What is the Asbestos NESHAP? The Asbestos NESHAP stands for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants…. Read more »

How AHERA Affects Schools

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Passed in 1986, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) aimed to control the exposure of asbestos in public and non-profit school districts. Doing so has helped limit how much asbestos our children are exposed to throughout their early years. However, just because AHERA was passed three decades ago doesn’t mean the work is done…. Read more »

Asbestos: What It Is and What to Do About It

Asbestos: What It Is and What to Do About It

For a long time, asbestos was a common construction material. It’s why many houses and buildings built before the 1980s contain asbestos. Yet, over time, we began to understand the dangers that this mineral poses to our health. Even so, just because you have asbestos in your home doesn’t always mean you have to get… Read more »