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1. Actinolite Asbestos
What is Actinolite Asbestos?Actinolite asbestos is a type of fibrous asbestos that is naturally found in a crystalline structure.  The composition of this form of asbestos balances magnesium and iron ions in its structure.  Other forms of asbestos are typically iron or magnesium heavy.  You can identify this asbestos in its natural form by its dull luster and nea..
2. Alabama Asbestos Abatement Procedures
All Alabama asbestos abatement procedures require advance notification be given to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.  This is achieved through a notification form that must be summited 10 weekdays before beginning any work to remove any regulated asbestos containing material.  In addition, all organizations that carry out Alabama asbestos abatement p..
3. Alabama Asbestos Laws
Alabama asbestos laws are enforced by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, which monitors and attempts to limit the potential harm caused by asbestos in public buildings as well as private property.Notification of demolitionWhen demolishing a building or attempting asbestos removal in Alabama, you will need to provide very specific information on how the asbestos..
4. Alaska Asbestos Abatement Procedures
An Alaska asbestos abatement procedure requires that friable or potentially friable materials be removed from the structure to avoid possible contamination.  Friable materials are materials that can be crushed or disrupted by human contact and as such represent a major potential to sicken those that inhale debris, dust and other particles that derive from the breakdown of ..
5. Alaska Asbestos Laws
Despite Alaska being a state where asbestos illness is less common and the material not as prevalent in homes as it is in the continuous 48 states.  Alaskan industries however, did you asbestos for a number of packing, insulation and painting applications, opening the possibility that those that worked in those industries during the 70s and 80s may develop illnesses later ..
6. Amosite Asbestos
What is Amosite asbestos?Amosite asbestos is a less common form of asbestos and is also known as brown asbestos or Grunerite.  The name derives from the origin where most of this mineral was mined, in the Asbestos Mines of South Africa.  The brown color derives from the high iron content found in this mineral, which has no magnesium present, unlike other variations of..
7. Amphibole Fibers
Aside from serpentine fibers, amphibole fibers are the other type of asbestos fiber and are less common in application across the United States.  Amphibole fiber is typical black or blue and carries both of the same properties as white serpentine.  The notable difference is that Amphibole fibers tend be less curly and easily woven as serpentine fiber.  You will n..
8. Anthophyllite Asbestos
What is Anthophyllite Asbestos?Anthophyllite asbestos is a fibrous mineral that varies in color from grey to green and sometimes shades of brown.  In powdered form, it will range from white to grey.  If is usually found in fibrous form, like so many other forms of asbestos.  It is magnesium-rich and can be found all over the United States.  This form of asbe..
9. Arizona Asbestos Abatement Procedures
Asbestos regulations in Arizona follow national standards for reporting and accounting on asbestos abatement and contamination.For counties under the Arizona Department of Environmental QualityFor private buildings and facilities in counties that fall under Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, they will follow the same standard set by the Asbestos National Emission Stan..
10. Arizona Asbestos Laws
Asbestos is common in Arizona and was even mined there for some time.  Naturally occurring asbestos, mining and the use of asbestos in heavy industry all contribute to the level of asbestos exposure in the state.  Chrysotile asbestos, which accounts for 95% of the asbestos used in the United States occurs in naturally in staggering quantities across the state and was ..
11. Arkansas Asbestos Abatement Procedures
Arkansas Asbestos Abatement Procedures   Although the federal government, by way of the EPA, OHSA and other agencies set regulations on asbestos abatement, state reserve the right to modify and strengthen these provisions as they see fit.  Each state will certify asbestos abatement technicians who are required to demonstrate knowledge of asbestos and undergo training so that they understand the potenti..
12. Arkansas Asbestos Laws
Asbestos exposure is not rampant in Arkansas, but is a cause for concern for those that have worked extensively with asbestos materials, such as construction workers, veterans and power plant workers.  Asbestos was also present in many public buildings, such as schools and a vermiculite processing facility in Little Rock.  Tainted vermiculite from Libby, Montana was r..
13. Asbestos and Lung Cancer
What is Asbestos?Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in building materials, such as tiles, drywall, concrete and roofing. Asbestos, because of its fire and chemical retardant properties was also used in automotive parts, including brake pads. Prior to the 1970’s, the mineral was also found in boilers, hair dryers, furnaces and other household produc..
14. Asbestos and Your Health
Asbestos and Your Health: What you Need to KnowWhat is Asbestos?Asbestos is the colloquial name given to a group of six different naturally-occurring minerals (amosite, tremolite, actinolite, chrysotile, anthophyllite and crocidolite). The most common form of asbestos is white chrysotile, but other minerals may be gray (anthophyllite), blue (crocidolite) or brown (amosite). The..
15. Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule
What is the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule?On July 12th of 1989, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a final decision to effectively ban the majority of asbestos-containing products. 2 years later, in 1991, this regulations—known as the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule—was overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the city of new Orleans. The ..