Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

October 25, 2018

The amount of asbestos imported into the United States increased by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August this year, according to new government data analyzed by Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working Gro

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EPA Watchdog: Asbestos in Schools Not Being Properly Monitored

EPA Watchdog: Asbestos in Schools Not Being Properly Monitored

September 18, 2018

Schools in the United States have not been properly monitored for asbestos levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s watchdog.

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Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons, Advocacy Group Claims

Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons, Advocacy Group Claims

August 9, 2018

A consumer advocacy group is calling on Dollar Tree and other retailers to pull a popular brand of crayons they say contains toxic levels of asbestos, a material found to cause mesothelioma and other deadly types of lung canc

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How to Identify Asbestos During Home Remodels

November 20, 2015

Even though asbestos has been used in construction of homes for centuries, it was deemed dangerous to the point of being regulated by the United States federal government in the 1970s. As of 2006, however, asbestos was still lingering, found in around 30 million homes and schools during remodeling and rebuilding.

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Low Dose Asbestos

March 21, 2014

You may think that your chances of developing an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma are very slim if you have not been directly exposed to asbestos, or if you have not been exposed to it for very long.  While it is known that higher levels of exposure can be more dangerous, a surprisin

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Alternatives to Asbestos

December 18, 2013

Asbestos is a natural fiber that for decades was used in insulation, siding, asbestos floor tile, joint compound, asbestos ceiling tile, asbestos roofing, and brake pads.  Asbestos was commonly used in these products due to its heat resistant characteristics and durability.

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Technology Advancements: Real-Time Asbestos Detection

September 20, 2013

U.K. scientists have created the first device that is able to detect asbestos fibers in real-time.  This could be an important protective tool for industry workers whose jobs may put them at a high risk of being exposed to asbestos or asbestos-containing materials. 

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Asbestos Removal / Hazard

How can asbestos be safely removed?

August 1, 2013

Trained, licensed professionals should be hired to remove asbestos. Leaving undamaged asbestos in place is sometimes the best choice.

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What is required to become an asbestos professional?

July 14, 2013

People who work with and around asbestos professionally must be licensed, and must be mindful of the hazards it poses.

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I could have been exposed to asbestos through my hair dryer?

April 1, 2013

Asbestos has appeared in some surprising household items in the past.

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