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Monday, July 13, 2009

Asbestos Do-It-Yourself Test Kit Avaiable

Asbestos is a know carcinogen. It is present at work sites, schools and in homes. It was frequently used, and in fact required, on various construction sites before 1980. Some examples include popcorn ceilings, insulation material and floor tile.

A $29.95 kit is now being marketed to test for asbestos fiber. The kit is being sold through many hardware stores including Home Depot and Lowes.

The CDC has not yet banned asbestos use is not yet banned in the United States and continues reduce potential years of life.