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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

EPA Warns of Asbestos Exposures From Attic Insulation

Asbestos exposures in attics has become a major area of concern of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Loose vermiculite was commonly used in attics to insulate home. Asbestos is a known carcinogen.

Recently the US EPA declared asbestos in Libby Montana as a public health emergency. EPA is launching a public awareness campaign to notify the public, including individuals whose jobs routinely put them in attic spaces, about the potential for vermiculite insulation to be contaminated with asbestos fibers. A new EPA guidance document, targeted for the general public, is available at

Additional information concerning asbestos exposures and asbestos claims is avialable at:

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