Included here are resources and materials from Vermont, the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - a public health agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Asbestos and Your Health
- Asbestos Exposure and Your Health - Fact Sheet (pdf)
- ToxFAQs™ for Asbestos
ATSDR fact sheet summarizing frequently asked questions.
- What Can I Do?
Information and materials for people concerned about asbestos exposure.
- Living with Asbestosis - A Self-Care Guide
Asbestos in Your Home
- Asbestos in Your Home (EPA)
- Vermiculite Attic Insulation - Current Best Practices (pdf)
- Vermiculite (EPA)
Information on asbestos contamination in vermiculite and vermiculite products, uses of vermiculite, fact sheets, reports and links to EPA Regional vermiculite pages.
Asbestos and Schools
- Asbestos in Schools
Comprehensive resources and information from the EPA
- Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos in Schools
Renovation and Demolition
- Asbestos: What You Need to Know
Requirements for when renovation or demolition activities take place
- Selecting an Asbestos Contractor
Information about the hiring of an asbestos inspector or contractor who is trained and certified to conduct work in theState of Vermont.
Naturally Occurring Asbestos
Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) occurs in rocks and soil as a result of natural geological processes. Natural weathering and
human activities may disturb NOA-bearing rock or soil and release mineral fibers into the air, which
pose a greater potential for human exposure by inhalation.
This EPA fact sheet provides an overview of approaches for reducing exposures to naturally occurring asbestos.