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Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos Asbestos was used extensively in buildings and materials for decades until the 1980s because of its unique characteristics. Asbestos is affordable, durable, and fire and heat-resistant, making it a desirable ingredient for construction, manufacturing, and certain materials. Unfortunately, asbestos is also hazardous to human health. What is Friability? Friability is the […]

Government Roles in Asbestos Regulation

GOVERNMENT ROLES IN ASBESTOS REGULATION

Government Roles in Asbestos Regulation Despite the deadly effects of asbestos use on people and the environment, asbestos has not been banned in the United States. Numerous attempts have been made by government agencies to regulate asbestos use by making it harder to obtain, restricting imports, and regulating handling and removal. Since mining operations stopped […]

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World Asbestos fibers came into commercial use worldwide in the early 1800s due to their tensile strength and ability to withstand heat, fire, and acid. Asbestos fibers are used in numerous commercial and consumer products, roofing and brake pads, to industrial equipment insulation. Despite warnings of adverse health effects, […]

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