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HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: IS VERMICULITE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING?

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Mon, Mar, 03, 2014 @ 15:03 PM

You may have come across it in between the floor joists of your attic, or in between the studs of your walls - a lightweight, granular material that looks a bit like gravel, but seems almost as light as air.

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Topics: hazardous building materials, Asbestos, vermiculite

Why is Asbestos Hazardous?

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Mon, Feb, 24, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

For much of the 20th century, asbestos was viewed as the "miracle mineral" due to its various desirable properties. It was fire-resistant, non-corrosive, chemical-resistant, and made a great insulator. Further, it could be added to just about anything. Industrialization of the mining process allowed for asbestos fibers to be ground so small that the mineral could be sprinkled into anything from joint compound to cigarette filters.

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Topics: hazardous building materials, Asbestos

Common Misconceptions Regarding Asbestos

Posted by Mike Cashins on Mon, Nov, 21, 2011 @ 16:11 PM

In our experience, we have found that many people have various misconceptions regarding this substance, once called the “miracle mineral.”

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Topics: Asbestos

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