School Facilities: Asbestos and Regulations

School Facilities: Asbestos and Regulations

School facilities are obligated to have precise rules regarding asbestos exposure. These rules and regulations are meant to protect students and faculty. Let’s go over the specific rules governing asbestos exposure and important information for parents and...
What Are Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

What Are Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)

If you’re a homeowner or have ever worked in the construction industry, you’ve probably heard people refer to asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs). While most people are aware that asbestos is potentially dangerous, and something you don’t want in your...
Asbestos Exposure in the Home: Risk, Removal, and Remodeling

Asbestos Exposure in the Home: Risk, Removal, and Remodeling

Many people are alarmed to learn that their house may contain asbestos. Asbestos exposure has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma – particularly in construction workers and manufacturers, who were frequently exposed to it on the job. Most Americans will spend...
Why All The Fuss With Asbestos?

Why All The Fuss With Asbestos?

Why Is There So Much Concern With Asbestos?  The primary concern with asbestos is the dangers it poses. Some of the risks that come to mind when asbestos is present could happen:  Lung cancer Mesothelioma – This is a cancer of the chest cavity lining. ...
What is asbestos and why does it matter?

What is asbestos and why does it matter?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals composed of extremely thin fibers. Because it’s so thin, asbestos is extremely durable to heat and abrasion, but it’s strength is also its drawback. The microscopic asbestos fibers can remain airborne for days,...