Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that can be found in insulation, floor tiles and other materials found in homes built before 1990. Asbestos was used because it is a long lasting, durable fiber. When materials that contain asbestos are in good shape, it is not a danger to humans, but if it is broken or disturbed it can be a serious home health hazard.
Funding for this project is provided by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.
Information at: http://www.nysp2i.rit.edu/
University of Rochester Medical Center
Special thanks to Katrina Korfmacher University of Rochester Health
Rochester's Healthy Home Project
Seven Principles for Healthy Homes provided by the National Center
for Healthy Housing: http://www.nchh.org/
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