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Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin  ...

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet - National Cancer ...


A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information.

Asbestos | US EPA


Dec 4, 2015 ... EPA's Notification of Rules and Regulations Regarding the Demolition of Asbestos-Containing Structures, and Related Questions and Answers.

Learn About Asbestos | Asbestos | US EPA


Jan 11, 2016 ... Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, ...

What is Asbestos? - Mesothelioma.com


Jan 21, 2015 ... Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is hazardous to human health and is known to cause a type of cancer known as mesothelioma.

Asbestos - American Cancer Society


Sep 15, 2015 ... Asbestos has been used in insulation, in auto manufacturing, shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, and more. Learn what we know about asbestos ...

ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Asbestos


Mar 29, 2016 ... Exposure to asbestos usually occurs by breathing contaminated air in workplaces that make or use asbestos. Asbestos is also found in the air ...

What is Asbestos: Types & Potential Risks After Exposure


Oct 1, 2015 ... Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring minerals, exposure to which can have deadly effects including the rare cancer pleural mesothelioma.

CDC - Asbestos - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics


Oct 9, 2013 ... "Asbestos" is a commercial name, not a mineralogical definition, given to a variety of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These minerals ...

Tests Find Asbestos in Kids' Crayons, Crime Scene Kits | Asbestos ...


When you catch a conversation about asbestos, you might think it's about health problems from at least 30 years ago. You're not alone. Many Americans assume  ...

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Safety and Health Topics | Asbestos


Information and additional links about recognition, evaluation and control of asbestos hazards.

Asbestos - Complete Overview of Asbestos


Jul 24, 2015 ... Asbestos has near-magical, heat and fire-resistant properties. But it is a known cause of mesothelioma cancer and is banned by more than 50 ...

Asbestos Exposure | Products, Companies, Occupations & Job Sites


Jan 11, 2016 ... Asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma cancer. Find asbestos industry news, asbestos legislation and asbestos abatement answers.