Asbestos and Lead

Asbestos is the common name for several naturally occurring minerals, including Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Actinolite, Anthophyllite, and Tremolite. Approximately 95% of the asbestos used in building construction is Chrysotile asbestos. Amosite was used frequently on high-temperature thermal systems, such as boiler and pipe insulation. Crocidolite, Actinolite, Amthophyllite, and Tremolite asbestos were utilized to a much smaller degree in building construction.

Environmental Health and Safety has lead supervisors on staff to assist in the removal of loose lead-based paint. Environmental Health and Safety also has a Lead Inspector on staff to collect bulk samples of paint for laboratory analysis.


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