Asbestos in the Pacific Northwest | Region 10 | US EPA

Jump to main content.

sample newbie code
Asbestos in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that has been used commonly in building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. EPA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have banned several asbestos products. Manufacturers have also voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.

Vermiculite (a naturally occurring mineral that may contain asbestos)

Training and Accreditation

Region 10 Cleanup Sites with Asbestos

Asbestos and Your Health

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hotline
For technical questions related to the programs authorized by TSCA.

Hours of Service: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST) M - F 
Telephone: 202-554-1404 
TDD: 202-554-0551
Fax: 202-554-5603 (Fax available 24 hours a day)

Videos and Publications

Asbestos in the Home


Sampling and Analysis

Local Navigation


Jump to main content.