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Asbestos Basic Information

What is asbestos? What's the chemical and physical properties of asbestos? How is asbestos originated? These are examples of many questions people have about asbestos.

Geologically, which strata, or formation of rocks contain asbestos? Among the three kinds of rocks, which is more often to be associated with asbestos? Geographically, which part has the most abundent distribution of asbestos?

It's well known that asbestos is harmful to your body and your health, but how? What kinds of diseases are caused by asbestos?

Is everyone at risk? Or are there certain occupations that are more prone to asbestos diseases?

What are the common means of detecting asbestos, and what's the principles for such testing?

What should be done about known asbestos? What's the most reasonable and money saving ways to deal with asbestos found in my home?

Who can legally remove asbestos? Are homeowners allowd to remove asbestos? Even if I am allowed to remove asbestos, should I?

Which government agencies regulate asbestos? What's the current law about dealing with asbestos?

In literature, and in asbestos related reports, there are often quite some terminology and acronyms that I don't under stand, is ther a place to help me understand better?

This section is designed to answer some of the questions raised above.

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