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ERIC Number: ED303346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Asbestos in the Home.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
The United States Government is concerned about asbestos-containing products in the home because sometimes asbestos fibers can be released from these produces. If asbestos fibers are inhaled, certain types of cancer may later develop. Asbestos in homes poses several problems. Household members have little or no protection from exposure to asbestos fibers. Once released, the asbestos fibers may stay suspended in the air for many hours. After they settle, fibers can be stirred up again by a household activity, such as sweeping. During this time, asbestos fibers can be inhaled. Continued presence of asbestos can cause an ongoing risk in the home. The goal of this publication is to help consumers understand the possible hazards of exposure to asbestos and materials containing asbestos in the home. The booklet describes asbestos, where it may be found in the home, and the possible dangers of exposure to asbestos. (CW)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Cancer, Disease Control, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Health Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.