Asbestos management program

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  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Asbestos is a general term referring to six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals.

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Asbestos was used largely in manufacturing and building insulation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Asbestos was used because of its high tensile strength, flexibility, resistance to heat and corrosive chemicals.

Where is Asbestos at ASU?

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Many of ASU University’s buildings constructed prior to 1985 contain asbestos in floor tiles, pipe insulation, roofing, ceiling textures, etc.

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Asbestos becomes a health risk when the materials are disturbed and microscopic asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled.

  • When left alone and remain undamaged, the materials present little to no health risk.

  • ASU asbestos policy is “Management in-place” meaning that asbestos is removed only when necessary, e.g., when buildings are renovated or damaged.

  • Asbestos is a known carcinogen (cancer causing agent).

  • The danger of asbestos exposure can occur when asbestos fibers are released into the air they can be inhaled or swallowed.

  • Asbestos has no smell or taste and asbestos fibers are so small that they may not be visible to the naked eye.

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费The fibers can lodge in the lung or other body tissues and over time lead to the development of diseases.

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma (a rare form of cancer) and asbestosis (a progressive disease of the lungs caused by heavy exposure to asbestos).

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费The symptoms of these diseases, however, can take 30 to 40 years to appear.