Further Information and Web-Based Asbestos Resources
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- Environmental Protection Agency
- Department of Health and Human Services
- National Institutes of Health
- Other Federal Government Links
- State Government Links
I. Environmental Protection Agency
Asbestos Health Effects Fact Sheet, 1332-21-4, EPA, http://www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/hlthef/asbestos.html
Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Technology Transfer Network, Air Toxics website including an asbestos hazards summary, uses, sources, health hazards information, and physical properties.
Asbestos homepage contains information about asbestos and vermiculite, as well as helpful links to resources available to the public.
Asbestos in Your Home, http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome.html
EPA website containing information for anybody to understand asbestos problems in their own homes.
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Homepage for the EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database Asbestos entry.
Libby Fact Sheets: http://www.epa.gov/Region8/superfund/libby/updates.html#fs
EPA webpage which includes links to Libby asbestos information, including fact sheets and other helpful information.
National Priority List (NPL) sites in the United States, http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/index.htm
Locate NPL sites by state. Find maps, site names, listing and completion dates for NPL sites, and links to Federal Register Notices by state.
Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE),
The EPA’s webpage for general information and links regarding the Office of Compliance and Enforcement. The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) pursues enforcement and provides compliance assistance to areas that yield the most environmental benefit or reduce risk to human health. Enforcement and compliance actions are organized around environmental problems and broad patterns of non-compliance rather than provisions of single statutes.
Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
The EPA’s webpage for general information and links regarding the Office of Emergency Management. The Office provides information about response efforts, regulations, tools, and research that will help the regulated community, government entities, and concerned citizens prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS)
The EPA’s webpage for general information and links regarding the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. The webpage includes a direct link to EPA’s asbestos homepage. The Office regulates pesticides and chemicals to ensure protection of public health and the environment, as well as promote innovative programs to prevent pollution.
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
The EPA’s webpage for general information regarding the Office of Public Affairs and its sub-offices: the Immediate Office, Office of External Communications, Office of Media Relations, Office of Public Outreach, and Office of Web Communications. The OPA is the primary office for all EPA communications and public outreach.
Office of Research and Development (ORD)
The EPA’s webpage for general information, highlights, and other offices encompassed by the Office of Research and Development. The Office conducts research on ways to prevent pollution, protect human health, and reduce risk. The work at ORD laboratories, research centers, and offices across the country helps improve the quality of air, water, soil, and the way we use resources.
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)
The EPA’s website for general information, top stories, and topics and programs regarding solid waste and emergency response issues. The Office provides policy, guidance and direction for the Agency's solid waste and emergency response programs, such as the Brownfields and Superfund programs.
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI)
General information for addressing asbestos at Superfund sites.
Fact Sheet Entitled “Institutional Controls: A Site Manager’s Guide to Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Institutional Controls at Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action Cleanups” (September 2000) (PDF) (32pp/221KB)
World Trade Center Background Study Report (PDF) (144pp/2.1 MB) (April 2003)
Region 4 Asbestos Information
Links to asbestos information from Region 4’s Office of Air, Pesticides and Toxics.
Region 4, The Asbestos Informer
Region 4’s Office of Air, Pesticides, and Toxics webpage containing questions and answers pertaining to asbestos.
Region 8, Libby Asbestos Home Page
EPA webpage regarding the town of Libby, Montana. The page includes a link to a background page on asbestos in the town, as well as a link to the NPL, which it was added to in 2002.
Region 8, Libby Asbestos Background http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/libby/background.html
EPA webpage which includes the history of asbestos related to the town of Libby, Montana and information about asbestosis.
Region-Wide General Information
Homepage with Regional map that links to websites with general information for each Region.
II. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Homepage for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), part of the Centers for Disease Control.
Link to ATSDR resources for information on asbestos and asbestos-related disease.
ATSDR ToxFAQs fact sheet containing highlights, and questions and answers pertaining to asbestos.
III. National Institutes of Health
Gateway to information from the National Cancer Institute.
National Cancer Institute. Asbestos Exposure: Questions and Answers. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/asbestos
The National Cancer Institute’s webpage for asbestos exposure commonly asked questions and answers. The page includes links to other organizations websites.
IV. Other Federal Government Links
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/index.html
Link to the Department of Labor’s (DOL), OSHA information on asbestos as it relates to worker safety and asbestos in buildings and homes.
Mine Safety and Health Administration
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) [Should we include NIOSH Asbestos Roadmap]
U.S. General Services Administration FedLaw site: http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/default.htm
Webpage containing references for people doing Federal legal research, designed for Federal lawyers and employees.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/asbestos/
Webpage containing links to asbestos statistics and information regarding publications and the USGS asbestos contact.
California Air Resources Board: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/asbestos/asbestos.htm
General information, regulatory information and links to other asbestos-related sites.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Asbestos Compliance Assistance Group
Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Asbestos Control Program
Includes an overview of asbestos regulations and links to a staff directory, asbestos manual, and training relating to asbestos.
Minnesota Department of Health - Asbestos
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry – Asbestos Regulations FAQ
Virginia, Fairfax County. – Naturally occurring asbestos in Fairfax County:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources – Radiation, Toxics, and Indoor Air Division. Asbestos Program,