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Asbestos And Housing

Insulating Existing Walls

Window and door seals Asbestos can be found in caulk or sealant products which are placed on windows and doors. The material’s heat resistance is suitable to keeping temperate air from passing through the sealant. Caulk with asbestos was also once used to increase the efficiency of gasket seals found in furnace doors. Apart from […]

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous

Asbestos fibers  most often enter the body is through breathing . Several of the fibers become trapped in the mucous membranes of the throat and nose where they can then be removed, but some can get into the lungs, or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. Asbestos is most hazardous when it is friable, meaning […]

Asbestos At Clean Up Sites

Asbestos At Clean Up Sites

This is a link to the latest EPA Guidelines for the Current Best Practices for Asbestos At Clean Up Sites, In this rare case, we are just going to link directly to the government website as the article is fully referenced with additional resources. It may be read here: https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/current-best-practices-preventing-asbestos-exposure-among-brake-and-clutch-repair-0 Classroom & Online The Asbestos […]

Current Best Practices For Brake and Clutch Repair Workers

Current Best Practices For Brake and Clutch Repair Workers

This is a link to the latest EPA Guidelines for the Current Best Practices for Preventing Asbestos Exposure Among Brake and Clutch Repair Workers. In this rare case, we are just going to link directly to the government website as the article is fully referenced with additional resources. It may be read here: https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/current-best-practices-preventing-asbestos-exposure-among-brake-and-clutch-repair-0 Classroom […]

Is Asbestos Still Used In Brake Pads?

Is Asbestos Still Used In Brake Pads

Asbestos is well known as a human carcinogen yet there are still materials containing asbestos in the USA and one of those products is often brake pads. read on to learn more. Aftermarket Brakes The majority of auto manufacturers haven’t installed asbestos-containing brake pads since the 1990’s due to health concerns for those that perform […]

Defining Asbestosis

Defining Asbestosis

Here is the Mayo Clinic’s definition of asbestosis: Asbestosis (as-bes-TOE-sis) is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after continued exposure. Asbestos is a […]

Asbestos In Houses

Insulating Existing Walls

Window and door seals Asbestos can be found in caulk or sealant products which are placed on windows and doors. The material’s heat resistance is suitable to keeping temperate air from passing through the sealant. Caulk with asbestos was also once used to increase the efficiency of gasket seals found in furnace doors. Apart from […]

Areas You Can Often Find Asbestos

Insulating Existing Walls

Asbestos can be found in many unexpected places. Here are ten spots where asbestos may be found where you may not realize it. read on to learn more. Seals And Sealants Asbestos was often used in caulking in windows and doors until the 1970’s. It was also used on furnace doors, gasket seals, old coal […]

Asbestos In The News April 2022

On April 19, 2022, Asbestos.com reported: (the full article can be read here.) Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Plan Won’t Halt Industrial Talc Lawsuit Johnson & Johnson may have used a controversial bankruptcy spinoff to avoid almost 40,000 cosmetic talc lawsuits, but it now must face plaintiffs harmed by industrial talcum powder decades ago. U.S. federal Judge […]

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost 2022

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous

How much does it cost to remove a popcorn ceiling? You can expect to pay about $1.50 per sq. ft. on average or $1 to $2 per sq. ft. for popcorn ceiling removal that may or may not contain asbestos. According to homeguide.com popcorn ceiling removal costs about $1.50 per sq. ft. with average prices […]

Asbestos Insulation Removal Costs 2022

How Can I Tell If My Home Contains Asbestos

Asbestos Insulation Removal Asbestos removal may become an issue when a material containing asbestos is damaged, crumbling or flaking in your home. Read on to learn more about what to do and the costs associated with the removal of asbestos. Asbestos was used very widely in building materials before the start of the 1970’s. In […]

Asbestos In The News February 2022

On April 23, 2021, Stanford University Reported the following: (The whole article may be read here) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) largely remedies Superfund sites containing asbestos by capping them with soil to lock the buried toxin in place. But new research suggests that this may actually increase the likelihood of human exposure to the […]

Asbestos Siding Removal Costs 2022

How Much Does Asbestos Siding Removal Cost?

The average price to remove asbestos siding is around $1,000, with typical costs between $800 and $1,200. The average price to repair asbestos siding is around $4,761, with typical costs between $665 and $8,856. Many projects come as low as $300 while some may reach $22,500. Encapsulation, a favorable type of repair, averages about $2 to $6 per sq. ft. Asbestos is a highly dangerous material. A […]

Asbestos In Commercial Cosmetic Talcum Powder As A Cause Of Mesothelioma In Women

Asbestos In Commercial Cosmetic Talcum Powder As A Cause Of Mesothelioma In Women

Occasionally we like to link to important government issues peer reviewed journals of scientific conclusions. In this case we present the findings of the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes Of Health and their report on Asbestos in commercial cosmetic talcum powder as a cause of mesothelioma in women. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4164883/ Classroom & Online The […]

What Does Asbestos Look Like?

Insulating Existing Walls

Asbestos was partially banned in the United States in 1989. The law made it illegal to use the cancer-causing mineral in new ways. Despite this, the federal government has not imposed a ban on buildings, residences, or products that have already been constructed or made with the carcinogen. The majority of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were […]

Asbestos Siding Removal Costs 2021

How Much Does Asbestos Siding Removal Cost?

The average price to remove asbestos siding is around $1,000, with typical costs between $800 and $1,200. The average price to repair asbestos siding is around $4,761, with typical costs between $665 and $8,856. Many projects come as low as $300 while some may reach $22,500. Encapsulation, a favorable type of repair, averages about $2 to $6 per sq. ft. Asbestos is a highly dangerous material. A […]

How To Insulate Walls Without Removing The Drywall

Insulating Existing Walls

To insulate walls without removing the drywall holes on the interior or exterior of the home are cut.  Insulation materials are blown or sprayed between the studs to fill in wall cavities with insulation.  This, along with attic insulation, helps create a more energy efficient home that requires less natural gas or electricity to stay […]

Asbestos In Appliances

Asbestos In Appliances

Products that once contained asbestos can be broadly divided into three ranges of products. Read on to learn more. Handheld and Small Appliances Handheld and smaller-than-a-breadbox sized items that had to be both lightweight and heat resistant often made it onto this list. Also, items that may have contained no major asbestos component may still […]

Asbestos In Auto Repair, Brakes And Clutches

Asbestos In Auto Repair Brakes And Clutches.

Asbestos has been a component in linings, clutch facings, and brakes pads for a long time and millions of them on the shelf of an auto parts store or operating in vehicles can still be found today. That said they are not normally used in the production of new components. Read on to learn more. […]

Asbestos, Mines and Vermiculite Processing In Arizona

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous

The following is from asbestos.com and discusses the history of mines and vermiculite processing in Arizona. The full article can be found here. Mines Over a period of 53 years, 160 Salt River Canyon mines produced more than 75,000 tons of asbestos, while the production from an additional 60-70 mines operating in the area remains […]

Asbestos Insulation Removal Costs 2021

How Can I Tell If My Home Contains Asbestos

Asbestos Insulation Removal Asbestos removal may become an issue when a material containing asbestos is damaged, crumbling or flaking in your home. Read on to learn more about what to do and the costs associated with the removal of asbestos. Asbestos was used very widely in building materials before the start of the 1970’s. In […]

Asbestos In The News April 2021

On April 23, 2021, Stanford University Reported the following: (The whole article may be read here) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) largely remedies Superfund sites containing asbestos by capping them with soil to lock the buried toxin in place. But new research suggests that this may actually increase the likelihood of human exposure to the […]

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost 2021

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous

How much does it cost to remove a popcorn ceiling? You can expect to pay about $1.50 per sq. ft. on average or $1 to $2 per sq. ft. for popcorn ceiling removal that may or may not contain asbestos. According to homeguide.com popcorn ceiling removal costs about $1.50 per sq. ft. with average prices […]

Asbestosis Definition

Defining Asbestosis

Here is the Mayo Clinic’s definition of asbestosis: Asbestosis (as-bes-TOE-sis) is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after continued exposure. Asbestos is a […]

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost 2020

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous

How much does it cost to remove a popcorn ceiling? You can expect to pay about $1.50 per sq. ft. on average or $1 to $2 per sq. ft. for popcorn ceiling removal that may or may not contain asbestos. According to homeguide.com popcorn ceiling removal costs about $1.50 per sq. ft. with average prices […]