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Asbestos in the Home Archives

Massachusetts Home With Asbestos Siding Carelessly Demolished

demolition_asbestos.jpgLocal residents in Wilmington, Massachusetts are concerned and angry that a home with asbestos siding was demolished, sending toxic dust all around neighboring homes. The contractor who received the demolition permit from the town "went rogue" and illegally moved forward with demolition plans before an asbestos professional could do a proper inspection. Local residents immediately contacted the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, who was able to stop the demolition that same day.

Where Can Asbestos be Found in my Home?

Did you know that asbestos was used within construction materials up until the late 1970s? If you own an older home, you might be worried about potential asbestos exposure. While asbestos materials do not pose a hazard unless they are breaking down and releasing fibers into the air, it might be a good idea to find out just where these materials are located in your home, so you can take proper action when it is needed.

Dyson Air Purifier Measures Air Quality of Rooms

If you or a family member has trouble with allergies or asthma, you have likely looked into an air purifier for your home. An air purifier removes contaminants from the air in the room, including dust, pollen, pet dander, and more. Dyson has created an air purifier that goes beyond removing the toxins; it measures and tracks your room's air quality and adjusts the airflow to keep pollution levels down.

Could Asbestos be in Your Home?

If you live in an older home, you might be wondering if asbestos is present within any of the materials it was built with. Running into asbestos during a renovation or remodel can cost money and jeopardize your health, so familiarizing yourself with where asbestos might be present would be a good idea.

Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Asbestos in Insulation

While it may come as a surprise, it is a fact that asbestos is present in many houses built before 1980. Many owners of older homes worry about keeping themselves and their families safe from asbestos exposure. Part of doing so is understanding where and why asbestos might be found in your home.

Where are People Exposed to Asbestos?

Many American citizens are unaware that asbestos is all around them. During Global Asbestos Awareness Week, we want to spread the word on where asbestos might be found, so that the public might be better equipped to handle exposure - no matter where it happens.

3 Places to Look for Asbestos in Your Home

If you are remodeling or renovating your home, you might be wondering where you will run into asbestos. Asbestos building materials and products are likely to be present in homes built before 1980, since the fibers have great strengthening and insulating properties.