What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance, asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.


For more information see EPA's Asbestos website.

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1. Is mold harmful to my family?
2. How do I clean up mold?
3. Is air sampling for mold recommended?
4. I have mold in my apartment and my landlord won’t do anything about it. What are my options?
5. Can you check the air quality in our home? Our family is experiencing symptoms.
6. I want to measure the radon levels in my home. How do I do this?
7. How does Tri-County Health Department test for radon and is there a fee?
8. Can I purchase a radon test kit and do the test myself?
9. I tested my home for radon and the level came back high. What do I do?
10. What is Asbestos?
11. What are the health effects from exposure to asbestos?
12. I want to know if material in my home contains asbestos. How can I test for this?