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Laura Mueller

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Transcript of Asbestos

Asbestos WHAT IS ASBESTOS? it’s a very small fiber invisible to the naked eye
1,200 times smaller than a strand of hair
mixed with other different products
remains in the air for many hours
WHY USE ASBESTOS? http://greendeen.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/anthophyllite_asbestos_sem1.jpg strong, won’t burn, resists corrosion, and insulates well
1900s- when it was used as insulation in steam engines
3,000 different products
Peak years of use in schools were from WWII until 1970s
http://www.encasement.com/site/pro-planet-company/asbestos.html Where can Asbestos be found? Isulation
building materials
corrugated pipe wrap
spray applied fire-proofing
blown in insulation
roofing shingles
fire blankets
cement siding

How much Asbestos is in each product?
the amount widely varies
from less than 1-100%
Cannot always be determined How does Asbestos cause a health risk? We are all exposed to low levels
Exposure may only occur when material is disturbed
Fibers are inhaled
Non-friable How does Asbestos affect a person's health? Asbestosis
Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma Should we remove Asbestos?
Why or why not? Procedure in Dealing with Asbestos maintenance plan
removal http://www.ehs.uci.edu/programs/ih/Asbestos%20Projects-Asbestos%20Decision%20Flow%20Chart-Pre-Planning.jpg http://www.inspectapedia.com/roof/AsbestosCement062DFs.jpg http://www.encasement.com/site/uploads/images/asbestos.JPG http://www.ouhsc.edu/ehso/training-norman/glovebag.jpg http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos/images/asbestos/health_effects/PRinc.net_2z0496_sm.jpg http://mesotheliomas.co.cc/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/10-most-effective-ways-to-prevent-asbestos-lung-cancer_1.jpg http://www.dirjournal.com/health-journal/images/meso-absestos.jpg http://www.asbestostesting.co.uk/images/asbestos-insulation-board.jpg http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&q=417052 http://www.isitasbestos.com/images/asbestossiding.jpg http://www.insulation.co.nz/images/mvc-004f.jpg http://www.hazgeoenvironmental.com/serv02_files/image004.jpg http://www.relianceabatement.com/images/asbestos_floor_tile.JPG Asbestos and the Law Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Act (CAA)
National Emisson Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asebstos (NESHAP)
Toxic Substances Control Act
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act(AHERA)
Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act(ASHARA) http://imghost1.indiamart.com/data2/LM/WQ/MY-1596710/pro2-250x250.jpg
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