Asbestos - Commercial
Asbestos has been used frequently in a variety of building materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Today, it is found most commonly in older structures - in pipes, furnaces, roof shingles, millboard, textured paints, coating materials and floor tiles. All forms of asbestos increase the risk of lung disease so it’s vital that you have certified companies do your inspection and/or removal.
Where to Look
Employee and Litigation Risk
Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that is found in the thin lining of the lung, chest and the abdomen and heart.
Read more: http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showCancerMesotheliomaEnv.action
Asbestosis is a serious progressive and non-cancer disease of the lungs.
Read more: http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos/learn-about-asbestos#effects
More information for Asbestos in Commercial Structures
See EPA guideline regarding Asbestos in commercial facilities: