Is asbestos dangerous while wearing a respirator?

Answer On One Hand: A respirator is necessaryAccording to Utah's Air Quality Control, if you plan to remove asbestos yourself a respirator is necessary. However, the respirator must be equipped with a HEP... Read More »

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How is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos is a flame retardant formerly used in numerous buildings, including schools and houses. Asbestos has been discovered to cause serious health problems in some people who are exposed to it, ... Read More »

How much exposure to asbestos is dangerous?

Any amount of exposure to asbestos can be dangerous. While most people who contract respiratory disease and cancer from asbestos have been exposed to high levels over an extended period, those with... Read More »

What is dangerous asbestos exposure?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance (mineral), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that everyone is exposed to it routinely in very small amounts. However, some people are at ri... Read More »

Is an asbestos roof dangerous?

On One Hand: Not HazardousAccording to the Minnesota State Health Board, asbestos roofing is not dangerous to homeowners when it is intact. The board states that damaged roofing can be carefully re... Read More »