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Convictions Upheld in Asbestos Violation Case

Appeals Court Upholds Convictions of Unlawful Asbestos Removal

Geologists Look Into Naturally Occurring Asbestos Minerals in the Boulder City Region

Naturally Occurring Asbestos Found in Southern Nevada

Breath of Life Foundation Awards $60,000 Research Grant to Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital Receives a $60,000 Grant for Asbestos Research

$10,500 Fine for Construction Company's Removal of Copper Pipe from Asbestos Site

Copper Pipe Removal Leads to Asbestos-Related Fine for Construction Company

Jefferson Parish Project to Remediate 6,000 Tons of Soil Contaminated by Asbestos

Asbestos Discovery Costs Jefferson Parish More Than a Half-Million Dollars

$2.3 Million Awarded to Wife of Mesothelioma Victim in Upholding of February Verdict

Judge Upholds Multi-Million-Dollar Ruling Against Numerous Companies

Asbestos Found in Landfill Possibly Linked to Ridley School District in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania School District May Be Responsible for Asbestos Disposal in the ’80s

Prevalence of Asbestos in Binghamton Schools Causes Concern

Four Binghamton Schools Test Positive for Asbestos in a Four-Month Span

Mobile App Connects Users to Asbestos-Related Resources

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Unveils Mobile App

County Commissioners Contract Aztec Environmental Services, Inc. for Asbestos Abatement Project

Guadalupe County is working to abate asbestos at the county’s agriculture building before beginning renovations

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July 28, 2016
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Asbestos in Older Homes

“Asbestos has been used for thousands of years in textiles and construction, due to its impressive resistance to heat, fire and moisture. Then, in the late 1800s, it became common to use asbestos in housing, as insulation, floor tiles, and other products. These practices continued into the 1980s, and such homes are still standing today. For those considering purchasing or renovating a house built before 1990, there is always the risk of asbestos in various parts of the home. Though usually innocuous if left undisturbed, when doing renovations it is important to know what to look for, and how to safely deal with any asbestos found in the process.”