There are over 3,000 manufactured products that are known to contain asbestos. The only way to truly remove the threat of asbestos exposure and its dangerous health effects is to remove all asbestos from the premises.
Products and areas containing asbestos should only be handled by professional, licensed asbestos removal contractors. In most cases asbestos must be removed entirely but in other cases asbestos abatement may be accomplished through encasement or encapsulation.
There are stringent requirements set by federal, state, and local authorities regarding the methods for asbestos handling, removal and disposal. The asbestos removal regulations vary state-by-state so it is important to ensure that the professional that is hired is in full compliance with all state laws and regulations. Browse our nationwide database of asbestos contractors to locate someone in your area to help with asbestos testing, asbestos removal or asbestos consulting.
Asbestos Removal after a Natural Disaster
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes can result in significant damage to homes and commercial buildings. If these structures contain asbestos, the harmful particles are released into the air after the event. Often, those responsible for the recovery and clean up in the wake of a natural disaster are exposed to harmful asbestos and are at risk for developing mesothelioma. Click on a link below to read about asbestos exposure associated with different natural disasters.
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