Indoor Exposures: Asbestos
What is asbestos - From EPA's WebsiteAsbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring fibrous minerals with high tensile strength, the ability to be woven, and resistance to heat and most chemicals. Because of these properties, asbestos fibers have been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, including roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper and cement products, textiles, coatings, and friction products such as automobile clutch, brake and transmission parts. The Toxic Substances Control Act defines asbestos as the asbestiform varieties of: chrysotile (serpentine); crocidolite (riebeckite); amosite (cummingtonite/grunerite); anthophyllite; tremolite; and actinolite.
- Asbestos Fact Sheet
- Basic information on Asbestos
- For information on Mesothelioma
- Removal and Clean-up information in Montana (at mt.gov)
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