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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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