Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral mined from the ground and was a common building product in both residential and commercial buildings. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began banning some asbestos related products in the 1970s. The 1989 Partial Ban on manufacturing, import, processing, and distribution of some asbestos-containing products was enacted. EPA also banned new uses of asbestos which prevent new asbestos products from entering the marketplace after August 25, 1989. This course includes some history and background on the use of asbestos, its health effects and the regulations which govern the presence and use of asbestos.
This is a 30 minute course.