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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.

E-mail: tsca-hotline@epa.gov 
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)


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Asbestos in the Home


Enforcement


Sampling and Analysis


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