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Oct 01, 2016
Vermiculite Insulation Containing Asbestos

This OSH Answers fact sheet is an easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering the issues related to vermiculite containing asbestos.

Source: CCOHS

Aug 01, 2013

The mission of is not just to help the patients, but also to be a constant and reliable source for the caregiver, family and friends.


Jul 01, 2013

The mission of this site is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions. All of our information has been thoroughly researched and is meant to provide comfort, knowledge, understanding, and solutions to this rare disease.

Source: MesotheliomaGuide

Feb 01, 2012
Asbestos Hazards in Renovations, Restorations, and Demolition

Homes built prior to 1990 can contain an invisible hazard: asbestos. This video walks you through an older home, identifying the most common places asbestos is found and highlighting the importance of proper testing and removal.

Source: WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC

Aug 01, 2011
NIH-funded researchers discover genetic link to mesothelioma

The study, published online Aug. 28, 2011, in Nature Genetics, describes two U.S. families with a high incidence of mesothelioma, as well as other cancers, associated with mutations of the BAP1 gene. The research was funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and led by scientists at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

Source: NIH

Jul 01, 2009
EPA FACT SHEET Protect Your Family from Asbestos-Contaminated Vermiculite Insulation (PDF)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning the public and electricians, plumbers and other contractors who perform work in attics about the potential risks of asbestos exposure from contaminated vermiculite insulation. EPA's guidance document offers ways to help reduce exposure.

Source: EPA

Dec 01, 2008

The purpose of this website is to provide the most complete and comprehensive single resource on asbestos-related issues available on the Internet.

Source: Asbestos.Net

Dec 01, 2008

Helping mesothelioma victims and their families for over 25 years with treatment information, resources for coping and financial support.


Nov 01, 2008
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Asbestos Training (PDF)

This fact sheet, provided by Oregon OSHA, provides information on removal of asbestos and training requirements.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Aug 01, 2007
Oregon DEQ Asbestos Program Information

This topic page provided by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality addresses abatement notifications, general information about asbestos, advisories for owners and operators and directories for licensed abatement contractors.

Source: OR DEQ