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With today’s tightly sealed, well insulated buildings, the air inside can be much more polluted.
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Pollution Source
Asbestos
Bacteria/Viruses
Carbon dioxide
Carbon monoxide
Dry Air
Dust Mite
Humidity
Lead
Mould
Nitrogen dioxide
Noise
Odours
Ozone
Particulate Matter
Pollen
Radon gas
Tobacco smoke
Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Health Effects
Lung cancer
Mesothelioma (chest & abdominal cavity cancer).
Asbestosis

Description
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant.Manufacturers have voluntarily limited uses of asbestos. Today, asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints and other coating materials, and floor tiles.

Elevated concentrations of airborne asbestos can occur after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed by cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities. Improper attempts to remove these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air in homes, increasing asbestos levels and endangering people living in those homes.

Steps to Reduce Exposure

    -It is best to leave undamaged asbestos material alone if it is not likely to be disturbed.
    -Use trained and qualified contractors for control measures that may disturb asbestos and for cleanup.
    -Follow proper procedures in replacing wood stove door gaskets that may contain asbestos.

If you think your home may have asbestos, don't panic!

Usually it is best to leave asbestos material that is in good condition alone. Generally, material in good condition will not release asbestos fiber. There is no danger unless fibers are released and inhaled into the lungs.

When you need to remove or clean up asbestos, use a professionally trained contractor.

Select a contractor only after careful discussion of the problems in your home and the steps the contractor will take to clean up or remove them. Consider the option of sealing off the materials instead of removing them.

 
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