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Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

A lung biopsy, which detects microscopic asbestos fibers in pieces of lung tissue removed by surgery, is the most reliable test to confirm exposure to asbestos A bronchoscopy is a less invasive test than a biopsy and detects asbestos fibers in material that is rinsed out of the lungs ( 2 )...

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YOUR HOME; Removing Asbestos in Vermiculite

Jan 21, 2001· A basic test to determine whether vermiculite is contaminated by asbestos costs about $100 and up, depending on the number of samples taken But even if the vermiculite ,...

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Protect Your Family from Asbestos

The expanded vermiculite is a light-weight, fire-resistant, and odorless material and has been used in numerous products, including insulation for attics and walls Sizes of vermiculite products range from very fine particles to large (coarse) pieces nearly an inch long Top of Page Concerns about Asbestos-contaminated Vermiculite Insulation...

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VERMICULITE & ASBESTOS

VERMICULITE & ASBESTOS What is it? Where does it come from? Vermiculite is a mineral used in construction (eg insulation), consumer (eg, potting soil) and industrial products (eg, brake lining/shoe) that is not known to have any serious health effects...

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Vermiculite Test Kit

This Vermiculite Test Kit is designed to test your Vermiculite Attic Insulation for Asbestos! The only way to know for sure if vermiculite insulation in your home contains asbestos is to have it tested If asbestos is found, then the proper procedures can be implemented to keep you ,...

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Asbestos Testing Kits for Do

But there are do-it-yourself asbestos testing kits that you can purchase for far less than having a company do the testing While not 100-percent do-it-yourself, these asbestos testing kits shift some of the work to you, thus saving you money and handing back some control of the process to you...

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VERMICULITE & ASBESTOS

Most of the vermiculite used in the US prior to the 1990s came from one mine in Libby, Montana Products from that Montana mine also contained asbestos, which contaminated the vermiculite Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that occurs in nature in several forms What are the health effects of asbestos? Inhalation of asbestos can cause lung problems...

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Vermiculite

Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral which undergoes significant expansion when heated Exfoliation occurs when the mineral is heated sufficiently, and commercial furnaces can routinely produce this effect Vermiculite forms by the weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite Large commercial vermiculite mines currently exist in Russia, South Africa, China, and Brazil...

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Asbestos in Vermiculite

Asbestos in the air can be inhaled and cause lung damage If asbestos is not in the air, it is not dangerous to your lungs If you must remove any asbestos-containing vermiculite from your home, you should hire a licensed asbestos contractor Vermiculite is used in some potting soil for plant growth, and it appears as bright gold or silver flak...

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Paracel Laboratories Ltd

Vermiculite from the Libby Mine often contains amphibole asbestos Products made from vermiculite ore produced by the Libby Mine were not widely used after the mid-1980's and have not been on the market in Canada since 1990...

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