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.

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