1 CANCER FACTS N a t i o n a l C a n c e r I n s t i t u t e N a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e s o f H e a l t h D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s Asbestos Exposure: Questions and Answers Key Points Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers (see Question 1). Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers (see Question 3). Smokers who are also exposed to asbestos have a greatly increased risk of lung cancer (see Question 6). Individuals who have been exposed (or suspect they have been exposed) to asbestos fibers on the job or at home via a family contact should inform their physician of their exposure history and any symptoms (see Question 7). Government agencies can provide additional information on asbestos exposure (see Questions 8, 9, and 11). References 1. What is asbestos? Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers which can be separated into thin threads. These fibers are not affected by heat or chemicals and do not conduct electricity. For these reasons, asbestos has been widely used in many industries. Four types of asbestos have been used commercially: Chrysotile, or white asbestos; Crocidolite, or blue asbestos; Amosite, which usually has brown fibers; and C a n c e r R e s e a r c h B e c a u s e L i v e s D e p e n d O n I t Page 1
2 Anthophyllite, which usually has gray fibers. Chrysotile asbestos, with its curly fibers, is in the serpentine family of minerals. The other types of asbestos, which all have rod-like fibers, are known as amphiboles. Asbestos fiber masses tend to break easily into a dust composed of tiny particles that can float in the air and stick to clothes. The fibers may be easily inhaled or swallowed and can cause serious health problems. 2. How is asbestos used? Asbestos was mined and used commercially in North America beginning in the late 1800s. Its use increased greatly during World War II. Since then, it has been used in many industries. For example, the building and construction industry has used it for strengthening cement and plastics as well as for insulation, fireproofing, and sound absorption. The shipbuilding industry has used asbestos to insulate boilers, steampipes, and hot water pipes. The automotive industry uses asbestos in vehicle brakeshoes and clutch pads. More than 5,000 products contain or have contained asbestos. Some of them are listed below: Asbestos cement sheet and pipe products used for water supply and sewage piping, roofing and siding, casings for electrical wires, fire protection material, electrical switchboards and components, and residential and industrial building materials; Friction products, such as clutch facings, brake linings for automobiles, gaskets, and industrial friction materials; Products containing asbestos paper, such as table pads and heat-protective mats, heat and electrical wire insulation, industrial filters for beverages, and underlying material for sheet flooring; Asbestos textile products, such as packing components, roofing materials, and heat- and fire-resistant fabrics (including blankets and curtains); and Other products, including ceiling and floor tile; gaskets and packings; paints, coatings, and adhesives; caulking and patching tape; artificial ashes and embers for use in gas-fired fireplaces; plastics; vermiculite-containing consumer garden products; and some talc-containing crayons. In the late 1970s, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the use of asbestos in wallboard patching compounds and gas fireplaces because the asbestos fibers in these products could be released into the environment during use. Additionally, asbestos was voluntarily withdrawn by manufacturers of electric hair dryers. In 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned all new uses of asbestos; uses established prior to 1989 are still allowed. The EPA has established regulations that Page 2
3 require school systems to inspect for damaged asbestos and to eliminate or reduce the exposure to occupants by removing the asbestos or encasing it. In June 2000, the CPSC concluded that the risk of children s exposure to asbestos fibers in crayons was extremely low. However, the U.S. manufacturers of these crayons agreed to reformulate their products within a year. In August 2000, the EPA recommended that consumers reduce possible asbestos exposure from vermiculite-containing garden products by limiting the amount of dust produced during use. The EPA suggested that consumers use vermiculite outdoors or in a well-ventilated area; keep vermiculite damp while using it; avoid bringing dust from vermiculite use into the home on clothing; and use premixed potting soil, which is less likely to generate dust. The regulations described above and other actions, coupled with widespread public concern about the hazards of asbestos, have resulted in a significant annual decline in U.S. use of asbestos: Domestic consumption of asbestos amounted to about 719,000 metric tons in 1973, but it had dropped to about 9,000 metric tons by Asbestos is currently used most frequently in gaskets and in roofing and friction products. 3. What are the health hazards of exposure to asbestos? Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of several serious diseases: Asbestosis a chronic lung ailment that can produce shortness of breath, coughing, and permanent lung damage; Lung cancer; Mesothelioma a relatively rare cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen; and Other cancers, such as those of the larynx, oropharynx, gastrointestinal tract, and kidney. 4. Who is at risk? Nearly everyone is exposed to asbestos at some time during their life. However, most people do not become ill from their exposure. People who become ill from asbestos are usually those who are exposed to it on a regular basis, most often in a job where they work directly with the material or through substantial environmental contact. Since the early 1940s, millions of American workers have been exposed to asbestos. Health hazards from asbestos fibers have been recognized in workers exposed in shipbuilding trades, asbestos mining and milling, manufacturing of asbestos textiles and other asbestos products, insulation work in the construction and building trades, brake repair, and a variety of other trades. Demolition workers, drywall removers, and firefighters also may be exposed to asbestos fibers. As a result of Government Page 3
4 regulations and improved work practices, today s workers (those without previous exposure) are likely to face smaller risks than did those exposed in the past. Although it is known that the risk to workers increases with heavier exposure and longer exposure time, investigators have found asbestos-related diseases in individuals with only brief exposures. Generally, those who develop asbestos-related diseases show no signs of illness for a long time after their first exposure. It can take from 10 to 40 years for symptoms of an asbestos-related condition to appear. There is some evidence that family members of workers heavily exposed to asbestos face an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. This risk is thought to result from exposure to asbestos fibers brought into the home on the shoes, clothing, skin, and hair of workers. This type of exposure is called paraoccupational exposure. To decrease these exposures, people exposed to asbestos at work are required to shower and change their clothing before leaving the workplace. 5. How great is the risk? Not all workers exposed to asbestos will develop diseases related to their exposure. The risk of developing asbestos-related diseases varies with the type of industry in which the exposure occurred and with the extent of the exposure. Asbestos that is bonded into finished products such as walls and tiles poses no risk to health as long as it is not damaged or disturbed (for example, by sawing or drilling) in such a way as to release fibers into the air. When asbestos fibers are set free and inhaled, however, exposed individuals are at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. In addition, different types of asbestos fibers may be associated with different health risks. For example, results of several studies suggest that amphibole forms of asbestos may be more harmful than chrysotile, particularly for mesothelioma. Even so, no fiber type can be considered harmless, and people working with asbestos should always take proper safety precautions to limit exposure. 6. How does smoking affect risk? Many studies have shown that the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure is particularly hazardous. Smokers who are also exposed to asbestos have a greatly increased risk of lung cancer. However, smoking combined with asbestos exposure does not appear to increase the risk of mesothelioma. There is evidence that quitting smoking will reduce the risk of lung cancer among asbestos-exposed workers. People who were exposed to asbestos on the job at any time during their life or who suspect they may have been exposed should not smoke. If they smoke, they should stop. Page 4
5 7. Who needs to be examined? Individuals who have been exposed (or suspect they have been exposed) to asbestos fibers on the job or at home via a family contact should inform their physician of their exposure history and any symptoms. Asbestos fibers can be measured in urine, feces, mucus, or material rinsed out of the lungs. A thorough physical examination, including a chest x-ray and lung function tests, may be recommended. It is important to note that chest x-rays cannot detect asbestos fibers in the lungs, but they can help identify any lung changes resulting from asbestos exposure. Interpretation of the chest x-ray may require the help of a specialist who is experienced in reading x-rays for asbestos-related diseases. Other tests also may be necessary. As noted earlier, the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases may not become apparent for many decades after exposure. If any of the following symptoms develop, a physical examination should be scheduled without delay: Shortness of breath; A cough or a change in cough pattern; Blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up from the lungs; Pain in the chest or abdomen; Difficulty in swallowing or prolonged hoarseness; and/or Significant weight loss. 8. How can workers protect themselves? Employers are required to follow regulations dealing with asbestos exposure on the job that have been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Federal agency responsible for health and safety regulations in maritime, construction, manufacturing, and service workplaces. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces regulations related to mine safety. Workers should use all protective equipment provided by their employers and follow recommended work practices and safety procedures. For example, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved respirators that fit properly should be worn by workers when required. Workers who are concerned about asbestos exposure in the workplace should discuss the situation with other employees, their employee health and safety representative, and their employers. If necessary, OSHA can provide more information or make an inspection. Regional offices of OSHA are listed in the United States Government section of telephone directories blue pages (under Department of Labor ). Regional offices can Page 5
6 also be located at on the Internet, or by contacting OSHA s national office at: Organization: Address: Office of Public Affairs Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Department of Labor Room N Constitution Avenue, NW. Washington, DC Telephone: ( OSHA) TTY (for deaf or hard of hearing callers): Internet Web site: Mine workers may contact: (Worker s Page) Organization: Address: Telephone: Internet Web site: Office of Information and Public Affairs Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) U.S. Department of Labor 23 rd Floor 1100 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is another Federal agency that is concerned with asbestos exposure in the workplace. The Institute conducts asbestos-related research, evaluates work sites for possible health hazards, and makes exposure control recommendations. In addition, NIOSH distributes publications on the health effects of asbestos exposure and can suggest additional sources of information. NIOSH can be contacted at: Organization: Address: Telephone: Internet Web site: Information Resources Branch National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Robert A. Taft Laboratories Mailstop C Columbia Parkway Cincinnati, OH ( NIOSH) Page 6
7 9. Will the Government provide examinations and treatment for asbestos-related conditions? What about insurance coverage? Medical services related to asbestos exposure are available through the Government for certain groups of eligible individuals. In general, individuals must pay for their own medical services unless they are covered by private or Government health insurance. Some people with symptoms of asbestos-related illness may be eligible for Medicare coverage. Information about benefits is available from the Medicare office serving each state. For the telephone number of the nearest office, call toll-free (1 800 MEDICARE) or visit on the Internet. People with asbestos-related diseases also may qualify for financial help, including medical payments, under state workers compensation laws. Because eligibility requirements vary from state to state, workers should contact the workers compensation program in their state. Contact information for the workers compensation program in each state may be found in the blue pages of a local telephone directory or at on the Internet. If exposure occurred during employment with a Federal agency (military or civilian), medical expenses and other compensation may be covered by the Federal Employees Compensation Program. Workers who are or were employed in a shipyard by a private employer may be covered under the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. Information about eligibility and how to file a claim is available from: Organization: Office of Worker s Compensation Programs Employment Standards Administration U.S. Department of Labor Address: Room S Constitution Avenue, NW. Washington, DC Telephone: Internet Web site: Workers also may wish to contact their international union for information on other sources of medical help and insurance matters. Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive health care at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Treatment for service-connected and nonservice-connected conditions is provided. If the VA cannot provide the necessary medical care, they will arrange for enrolled veterans to receive care in their community. Information about eligibility and benefits is available from the VA Health Benefits Service Center at ( VETS) or on the VA Web site at on the Internet. Page 7
8 10. Is there a danger of nonoccupational exposure from the environment and products contaminated with asbestos fibers? Asbestos is so widely used that the entire population has been exposed to some degree. Air, drinking water, and a variety of consumer products all may contain small amounts of asbestos. In addition, asbestos fibers are released into the environment from natural deposits in the earth and as a result of wear and deterioration of asbestos products. Disease is unlikely to result from a single, high-level exposure, or from a short period of exposure to lower levels of asbestos. 11. What other organizations offer information related to asbestos exposure? The organizations listed below can provide more information about asbestos exposure. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is responsible for preventing exposure, adverse human health effects, and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment. The ATSDR provides information about asbestos and where to find occupational and environmental health clinics. The ATSDR Information Center can be reached at: Organization: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Toxicology Address: Mailstop E Clifton Road, NE. Atlanta, GA Telephone: ( ATSDR) Internet Web site: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the general public s exposure to asbestos in buildings, drinking water, and the environment. The EPA s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Assistance Information Service, or TSCA Hotline, can answer questions about toxic substances, including asbestos. Printed material is available on a number of topics, particularly on controlling asbestos exposure in schools and other buildings. The EPA s Asbestos and Vermiculite Home Page has suggestions for homeowners who suspect asbestos in their homes, lists laws and regulations applicable to asbestos, and links to the Agency s findings on asbestos exposure at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Questions may be directed to: Page 8
9 Organization: TSCA Assistance Information Service U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Address: Mailcode M Street, SW. Washington, DC Telephone: TDD: Internet Web site: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for the regulation of asbestos in consumer products. The CPSC maintains a toll-free information line on the potential hazards of commercial products; the telephone number is In addition, CPSC provides information about laboratories for asbestos testing, guidelines for repairing and removing asbestos, and general information about asbestos in the home. Publications are available from: Organization: Office of Information and Public Affairs U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Address: 4330 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD Telephone: TTY (for deaf or hard of hearing callers): Internet Web site: Information about asbestos is also available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Web site at on the Internet. In addition, people can contact their local community or state health or environmental quality department with questions or concerns about asbestos. Materials about cancer and how to quit smoking are available by calling the Cancer Information Service (CIS) (see below). References Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (September 2001). Asbestos. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (November 25, 2002). Asbestos: Health Effects of Exposure to Asbestos. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: Page 9
10 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (November 2000). Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Asbestos Toxicity. Retrieved August 21, 2003, from: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (September 11, 2001). ToxFAQ s for Asbestos. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: DeVita VT, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA. Etiology of Cancer: Physical Factors. In: Ullrich, R. Cancer principles & practice of oncology. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Dollinger M, Jahan T, Rosenbaum EH, Jablons D. Mesothelioma. In: Dollinger M, Rosenbaum EH, Tempero M, Mulvilhill SJ. Everyone s guide to cancer therapy: how cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed day to day. 4 th ed. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hillerdal G. Mesothelioma: cases associated with non-occupational and low dose exposures. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1999;56(8): National Cancer Institute. Cancer Rates and Risks, 4 th ed. NIH Publication No , National Cancer Institute. What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Larynx. NIH Publication No , National Cancer Institute. What You Need To Know About Kidney Cancer. NIH Publication No , National Cancer Institute. What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer. Publication No , National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (August 14, 2000). Asbestos. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: National Toxicology Program. 10 th Report on Carcinogens. Research Triangle Park (NC): National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Available online at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (June 13, 2000). CPSC Releases Test Results on Crayons. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (January 6, 2000). Asbestos Containing Materials. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: Page 10
11 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (November 8, 2000). Asbestos in Your Home. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (June 14, 2001). The Asbestos Informer. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (August 2000). Sampling and Analysis of Consumer Garden Products That Contain Vermiculite. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (August 2000). Fact Sheet: Asbestos-Contaminated Vermiculite. Retrieved June 25, 2003, from U.S. Geological Survey (March 2001). Some Facts About Asbestos. Retrieved March 5, 2003 from: Virta, RL. Asbestos. Mineral Commodity Summaries. U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Information. Retrieved March 5, 2003, from: # # # Sources of National Cancer Institute Information Cancer Information Service Toll-free: CANCER ( ) TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers): NCI Online Internet Use to reach the NCI s Web site. LiveHelp Cancer Information Specialists offer online assistance through the LiveHelp link on the NCI s Web site. This fact sheet was reviewed on 7/10/03 Editorial changes were made on 8/29/03 Page 11
Asbestos: Common Questions and Answers 1. What is asbestos? Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibres that can be separated into thin threads
ASBESTOS AWARENESS Asbestos Awareness Asbestos is a serious health hazard commonly found in our environment today. This module is designed to provide initial education of asbestos and its associated hazards.
ASBESTOS AWARENESS For workers and building occupants Asbestos Awareness Asbestos is a serious health hazard commonly found in our environment today. This module is designed to provide an overview of asbestos
$9.99 Protect Your Family From Asbestos-Contaminated Vermiculite I M P O R T A N T! Vermiculite Can Be Dangerous If Not Managed Properly The Most Common Sources of Asbestos Exposure: Workplace exposure
All About Asbestos Read this booklet to learn more about: identifying asbestos-containing material in you home the health risks of asbestos what you can do about asbestos. What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is
Endereço eletrônico http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos/asbestos_whatis.html Search Index Home Glossary Contact Us CONTENTS Asbestos What Is Asbestos? Polarized Light Microscopy Slide of Asbestos Fibers.
CANCER FACTS N a t i o n a l C a n c e r I n s t i t u t e N a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e s o f H e a l t h D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s Mesothelioma: Questions
All About Asbestos Read this booklet to learn more about: identifying asbestos-containing material in your home the health risks of asbestos what you can do about asbestos. What is Asbestos? Asbestos is
The Management of Asbestos at the University of Manitoba WHAT IS ASBESTOS? Asbestos is a name given to a group of minerals which occur naturally as masses of long silky fibres. Asbestos is known for its
June 2012 This fact sheet provides information to people who are trying to determine whether there is asbestos-containing material in their home or workplace, and what they might do if there is asbestos.
University of Nevada, Reno ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM For workers and building occupants John A Braun, CSP Asbestos Awareness OSHA Standards for Asbestos are: 29 CFR 1910.1001 applies to all occupational
Asbestos Awareness Asbestos is a serious health hazard commonly found in our environment today. This module is designed to provide an overview of asbestos and its associated hazards. It is important for
Asbestos Awareness at the University of Toronto What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a general term given to a group of naturally occurring mineral silicates that are made up of long thin fibres. These fibrous
Asbestos in Your Home The following information below is taken largely from a document developed in 1990 entitled Asbestos in Your Home. However, this information is still of value to homeowners and renters.
This Public Health Statement is the summary chapter from the Toxicological Profile for Asbestos. It is one in a series of Public Health Statements about hazardous substances and their health effects. A
Asbestos in the Home MISAWA AB, JAPAN Asbestos Awareness OCCUPANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INFORMATION SIGNATURE UNIT NUMBER DATE Prepared by: 35 CES/CEV If you have further question about location of asbestos
Asbestos WHAT TO DO? What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Cases Presented by Sara Salger On behalf of Gori, Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL What you know about Asbestos & Mesothelioma Insert Clip Here Definition of Asbestos
Asbestos at the Work Site Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. The most commonly used types of asbestos are named chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. Asbestos has been and continues to be used in
1 Asbestos Diseases What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a term applied to a group of minerals formed into rock and mined in a similar way to coal. In this form, asbestos is made up of strong, fine and flexible
ASBESTOS Know what it is and how you can protect yourself environmental affairs Department: Environmental Affairs REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 1 What is asbestos? The term asbestos designates a group of naturally
Asbestos General information Key Points Fire Non flammable and non combustible under normal conditions Chemically inert under normal conditions. Resistant to most solvents, acids and alkalis In the event
Fact Sheet on Asbestos WHAT IS ASBESTOS? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in certain rock formations, mined from open pit mines. Most of the asbestos used in the United States today comes
$9.99 P r o t e c t Y o u r F a m i l y F r o m A s b e s t o s I n Y o u r H o m e I M P O R T A N T! Asbestos Can Be Dangerous If Not Managed Properly The Most Common Sources of Asbestos Exposure: Workplace
University of Michigan Dearborn The Department of Environmental Health and Safety & Emergency Management Asbestos Management Program General What is Asbestos? Asbestos is the name applied to six naturally
This presentation is for information purposes ONLY. This is not an on-line training module!! This presentation was developed to be presented in a classroom setting Asbestos Awareness Training Presented
Asbestos Diseases Uncovered Your complete download & keep guide to asbestos-related diseases. Their symptoms, causes and potential compensation payable Contents What is Asbestos? What diseases are caused
Today s topic is Asbestos Safety. This training is a part of OSHA s Asbestos Standard (29 CFR 1910.1001). You will learn the: About the dangers of asbestos. How to identify asbestos. How to protect yourself
Asbestos Awareness 1. Introduction This presentation contains: The properties of asbestos Its effects on health Its interaction with smoking The types of product and materials likely to contain asbestos
ASBESTOS AWARENESS Slide #1 OBJECTIVES Participants will be able to: Describe what asbestos is. Identify in what components asbestos is typically found. Describe the health effects of exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos Awareness Training Topics Uses and forms of asbestos; Common locations of asbestos containing building materials (ACBM); Health effects from exposure; Recognition of ACM damage and deterioration;
ASBESTOS IN THE HOME This information will help you understand asbestos: what it is, its health effects, where it is in your home and what to do about it. Even if asbestos is present in your home, it is
Asbestos Asbestos Disease: An Overview for Clinicians Asbestos Exposure Asbestos: A health hazard Exposure to asbestos was a major occupational health hazard in the United States. The first large-scale
Asbestos and Mesothelioma in Ontario May 29, 2010 CARWH Conference: Worker Health in a Changing world of work Loraine Marrett, PhD Outline Part I: Asbestos & its uses Part II: Asbestos & cancer Part III:
This fact sheet was written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency. ATSDR s mission is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive
City of Huntington Beach Department of Planning & Building ABSESTOS IN THE HOME AND WORKPLACE 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Office: (714) 536-5241 Fax: (714) 374-1647 September 1998 (updated
M E S O T H E L I O M A Questions & Answers A G U I D E F O R M E S O T H E L I O M A P A T I E N T S A N D T H E I R L O V E D O N E S MORGAN & MORGAN FORTHEPEOPLE.COM 877-667-4265 Mesothelioma Questions
Page 1 of 6 skip navigational links This is an archive page. The links are no longer being updated. Statement by Gregory R. Wagner, M.D. Director, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies National Institute
STANDARDS Toxic and Hazardous Substances, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.1001, Subpart Z Asbestos 1. INTRODUCTION IWU has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for students,
Facilities Operations and Development Environmental Health & Safety 1314 Kinnear Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43212 Phone (614) 292-1284 Fax (614) 292-6404 http://fod.osu.edu The Ohio State University Asbestos Management
ASBESTOS AWARENESS With details specific to The University of Alabama campus What is Asbestos It is the name given to 6 naturally occurring minerals mined from the earth. Crystalline structure forms long
ASBESTOS Presented by: Samar Khalil Environmental & Chemical Safety Officer Outline What is Asbestos? Properties of Asbestos Where is Asbestos found? When is Asbestos dangerous? Health effects of Asbestos
ADEQ: What We Do The Department of Environmental Quality is an agency of the state of Arkansas. We are headquartered in North Little Rock and have offices and inspectors throughout the state. Our regulatory
The Administration of Norfolk Island SAFE DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS AT THE WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the safe removal and disposal of asbestos and asbestos-containing
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE of MEDICINE of YESHIVA UNIVRESITY Substance: Asbestos CAS Registry Number: 1332-21-4 ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING Synonyms: chrysotile, amosite (cummingtonite-grunerite), actinolite,
MPHP 429 Goodman 1 Non-Occupational Asbestos Exposure: Asbestosis, Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Bianca Goodman Introduction to Environmental Health April 8, 2010 Bianca Goodman Intro to Environmental Health
Asbestos Awareness What is Asbestos? Why was asbestos used? Asbestos appealed to manufacturers and builders for a variety of reasons. It is strong yet flexible, and it will not burn. It conducts electricity
The Truth About Asbestos In Your Home A Complete Report For Anyone Starting A Home Repair Or Remodeling Project In this report you will find out: What asbestos is. What the dangers are of being exposed
ASBESTOS BACKGROUND INFORMATION Asbestos Facts What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral. It is a natural rock mined from the ground. Most of the asbestos used in this country comes from Quebec in Canada.
Asbestos Learn more: The Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center http://www.asbestos.com From: http://www.net4truthusa.com/asbestos.htm mirrored on: http://www.vfcll.com/asbestos.htm www.vfcll.com www.net4truthusa.com
FREEPHONE: 0800 059 9112 EMAIL: email@example.com Asbestos Awareness Toolbox Talk ASBESTOS AWARENESS Why is it a Problem Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the
Asbestos Hazards and Controls Environmental and Occupational Health Public Health Ontario Photo provided with the kind permission of Infrastructure Health & Safety Association 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga,
WORKING WITH ASBESTOS IN BUILDINGS Essential advice for workers carrying out: *Building maintenance *Building repair *Building refurbishment *Building services Asbestos: The hidden killer! Are you at risk?
Asbestos awareness for Craftsman Presented by Bob Miller & Andrew Knight What do you know about asbestos? Outline four things you know about asbestos. What could be asbestos here? What is asbestos? Asbestos
NISG Asbestos Caroline Kirton 1 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees
Understanding Asbestos: Implications for the Individual and the Community Development Practitioner By Eric Fortner, Project Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org June 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Asbestos is
CHROMIUM CAS # 7440-47-3 Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine ToxFAQs TM September 2008 This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about chromium. For more information,
Asbestos awareness University of Brighton 2016 What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has been in use for over 2,000 years. It was named by the Greeks, meaning is inextinguishable.
Ingraham Environmental Inc. is committed to working with you to ensure that the environments where you live, work, and play are safe. We strive to provide you with the knowledge, experience and facts you
Asbestos - Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is asbestos? Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibrous minerals which occur naturally in the earth. These are grouped into two mineral types known as
Asbestos Awareness Training Requirements Guidance Note 3 Jan 14 1 Introduction This Guidance Note gives practical information about asbestos awareness training. Sample wording for a tool box talk briefing
Policy Asbestos Management Version 1.0 Adopted by Council at its meeting on 15 June 2010 Minute No: 390 Division: Planning and Regulation Section: Building and Health File Reference: Council Policies/Protocols/Procedures
Asbestos Health Risks Dr Andrew Pengilley Acting Chief Health Officer Asbestos Asbestos is a name given to several different fibrous minerals Three main commercial types are Chrysotile (white asbestos)
APPENDIX 1 NHS Barking and Dagenham Briefing on disease linked to Asbestos in Barking & Dagenham 1. Background 1.1. Asbestos Asbestos is a general name given to several naturally occurring fibrous minerals
Asbestos in the home www.tworivershousing.org.uk for you - for your community - not for profit Facts about asbestos, where it may be used and what to do if you find it. Introduction This leaflet addresses
Asbestos in Your Home You may have some asbestos in your home, but may not be sure what it is, what it looks like, or what to do about it. Just because asbestos is there doesn't mean there's a problem.
ASBESTOS CONTROL PLAN POLICY It is the long term plan of Emily Carr University to have an asbestos free workplace. In the interim, The University plans to manage asbestos hazards based on prioritization
Policy on Asbestos Management Introduction Asbestos and its derivatives were extensively used as building materials in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes
When is Asbestos a Public Health Threat? Town Health Officers (THO) Training Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program 2013 When is Asbestos a Public Health Threat? Town Health Officer (THO) Training August
Asbestos Awareness Revised 2014 Jane Blunt Contents The properties of asbestos Its effects on health Its interaction with smoking The types of product and materials likely to contain asbestos The operations
Regulatory Services Asbestos in the Home What is asbestos? Asbestos is a natural silicate mineral consisting of fibres. The fibres are strong, durable, and resistant to heat, long, thin and flexible. There
Asbestos in your home How to dispose of Asbestos safely Telephone Number: 01372 732000 email@example.com www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk If you would like a copy of this document in large print, on tape
Occupational Disease Fatalities Accepted by the Workers Compensation Board Year to date, numbers as of 30, Occupational disease fatalities are usually gradual in onset and result from exposure to work-related
ASBESTOS AWARENESS IN THE WORKPLACE This easy-to-use Leader s Guide is provided to assist in conducting a successful presentation. Featured are: INTRODUCTION: A brief description of the program and the
MONTH OF ISSUE: October 2011 TO: MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS, GENERAL FOREMEN & CREWS SUBJECT: Asbestos Alert On the 21/09/2011 at approximately 10.30 am one of our worksites was inspected by a NSW Workcover
Asbestos Frequently Asked Questions What is asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral which is mined, processed, and used in many building materials. Since 1988, asbestos has been banned in most US building components;
ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING 2012 University of Florida Environmental Health and Safety TOPICS COVERED What is asbestos? Uses of asbestos Why is asbestos hazardous to your health? Asbestos rules general,
PROTECTING TRIBAL CHILDREN & COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM ASBESTOS-IN-SCHOOL HAZARDS PROTECTING TRIBAL CHILDREN & COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM ASBESTOS-IN-SCHOOL HAZARDS 19 th Annual Tribal EPA Environmental Conference.
Asbestos Related Diseases Asbestosis Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Pleural Disease Asbestosis and Mesothelioma (LUNG CANCER) Support Group 1800 017 758 www.amsg.com.au ii Helping you and your family through
www.stroud.gov.uk Dealing with Management of Asbestos containing materials Many building materials may contain asbestos fibres, often this does not mean that they pose any danger if they are not disturbed.