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46. DC Asbestos Abatement Procedures
Most asbestos abatement carried out in Washington DC is done by the federal government on their own buildings, but some private residences and structures may have them as well.  Not following Washington DC asbestos abatement procedures and failing to inspect properties for asbestos will open the owners to legal liabilities, as demonstrated by several recent asbestos litiga..
47. DC Asbestos Laws
The seat of the federal government is neither large nor particularly industrial, so there are fewer instances of asbestos related illness and sickening in Washington DC.  There is still some moderate risk however, from older buildings that utilized asbestos construction materials.  This includes military installations and public buildings.  Most military building..
48. Delaware Asbestos Abatement Procedures
Most private homeowners are allowed to remove asbestos from their homes under Delaware asbestos abatement procedures.  This of course applies to their primary residence only.  Exemptions for this sort of renovation work exist as there will likely be very little friable material in private homes to the risk of secondary contamination and other problems will be avoided...
49. Delaware Asbestos Laws
Delaware asbestos laws focus primarily on the removal and disposal of harmful asbestos materials and compliance with federal requirements on environmental and workplace exposure.  The state of Delaware will certify all professionals that perform abatement work and supervise disposal efforts through the Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Branch of the Department of Natural Res..
50. Demolition Practices
Normal Demolition practices Under the Asbestos NESHAPIt is important to note that while the demolition procedures under the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants have not changed significantly in the past twenty years, there is an important classification that should be noted for all structures undergoing demolition.  In 1990, the NESHAP was revised to ..
51. Early Uses of Asbestos
Unconfirmed accounts place the first descriptions of asbestos in the time of ancient Greece, where the word asbestos originates.  The Greek word for asbestos roughly transliterates to “aminatos,” which means inextinguishable.  The modern word, “asbestos” supposedly comes from a scholarly work by Pliny the Elder, a Roman scientist, who used the term asbestinon ..
52. Environmental Exposure
What is Asbestos?Asbestos is a naturally occurring element that was commonly used as a construction material because of its heat-resistant properties. Its popularity was brought about by its core properties, including its electricity, ability to absorb and incredible resistance to heat. Moreover, in regards to cost and practicality, asbestos is preferred by a number of construc..
53. Exposure to Asbestos
Mesothelioma is an infrequent and exceedingly dangerous form of cancer that typically originates in the mesothelium—the lining of tissue that serves as a shield for a number of vital organs in the body. Mesothelioma cancer frequently develops from exposure to asbestos filaments or fibers. The bulk of mesothelioma patients will exhibit a detailed history with--whether through ..
54. Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act
What is the Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act?The Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act is a primary piece of legislation proposed by the United States government to expedite the administration of claims filed by individuals who are affected by asbestos exposure or asbestos poisoning. This particular legislation was deemed necessary to illuminate on asbestos victims’ righ..
55. Florida Asbestos Abatement Procedure
Following Florida asbestos abatement procedures is critical to avoid penalties assessed by the state government.  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulates asbestos abatement by certifying contractors and consultants to identify and remove regulated asbestos containing materials.How do I know if I have asbestos in my home?Asbestos is generally invisible ..
56. Florida Asbestos Laws
Florida has one of the highest instances of mesothelioma in the country, in part because of retired workers living there, but also the widespread use of asbestos containing materials used in the midst of a construction boom between 1940 and 1980.  As such, many construction workers are likely to develop asbestos related illnesses as a result of exposure while working in th..
57. Georgia Asbestos Abatement Procedure
Following Georgia asbestos abatement procedure is necessary to protect your safety and avoid costly penalties and potential litigation.  Not all asbestos containing material need removal, so having an inspector examine your property before committing to removing asbestos will be important.  Friable asbestos must be removed immediately, as this is a serious health haza..
58. Georgia Asbestos Laws
Georgia was the first state to mine asbestos commercially and many of those mining sites remain contaminated to this dat.  In addition, like many other states, processing asbestos contaminated ore and hosting military bases also brought possible asbestos contamination.  The EPA and other federal organizations set regulations on asbestos, but it is the function of Geor..
59. Hawaii Asbestos Abatement Procedure
Although residential homes are technically not covered by Hawaii asbestos laws, it is best to hire a certified contractor that deals with Hawaii asbestos abatement procedure to ensure that you do not risk spreading the contamination when attempting to repair or remove asbestos material.  Following proper abatement procedure is necessary to prevent the likelihood of fines o..
60. Hawaii Asbestos Laws
Hawaii experienced a boom in construction after is became a state and the tourism flourished.  An unfortunate side effect of this was that asbestos construction materials were used in almost every building, including schools, public buildings and military instillations.  In addition, asbestos was widely used in ship building at the time and thousands of people have be..