Health Department

 

Chauncy Williams, R.E.H.S./R.S - Director 

Department of Health Services

Email 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120

Physical Address:
105 S. Preston Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 875-6442
Fx: (972) 875-8540

healthdept@ennistx.gov

Public Health > Asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos                                                                                

Sources:
Deteriorating or damaged insulation, fire proofing, or acoustical materials.

Health effects: No acute symptoms.  Chest and abdominal cancers and lung diseases.  Smokers are at higher risk of developing asbestos induced lung cancer.

Steps to reduce exposure: Seek professional advice to identify potential asbestos problems.  Use trained and qualified contractors for control measures that may disturb asbestos for cleanup.   Follow proper procedures in replacing wood stove door gaskets that may contain asbestos.

Asbestos Frequently Asked Questions Links 

http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/noa/docs/Asbestos%20FAQ_ENG_web.pdf