Asbestos is used in heating insulation, pipe wrap,floor tiles, slate siding, slate shingles, and ceiling tiles. Asbestos isharmful when it is damaged and fibers enter the air. Breathing air thatcontains asbestos fibers over several years can increase your risk of lungcancer.
- If you think you may have asbestos in your home, contact a certified asbestos inspector to find out what actions are needed.
- Don’t try to remove asbestos by yourself. Only trained professionals should do this work.
- If asbestos is present and in good condition, it may be best to manage it without removal.