Asbestos in schools
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Asbestos in schools evaluation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) : a summary report by

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Asbestos abatement -- United States.,
  • Asbestos -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • School buildings -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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Statementby Alexa Fraser ... [et al.] ; prepared for Economics and Technology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17751269M

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In addition, if removal of asbestos during renovation is warranted, or school buildings will be demolished, public school districts and non-profit schools must comply with the Asbestos National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Read more about NESHAP regulations for renovation and demolition of :// The problem we have in this country with asbestos in schools is that asbestos is present in more than 75% of Britain’s schools, all the asbestos is old and much of it is deteriorating. Over14, schools were built during the period when the use of asbestos was at its height and many of these schools contain asbestos insulating   Asbestos Fibers Pose a Health Threat. Six schools were temporarily shut down in Philadelphia in due to asbestos exposure. And a few years ago, a report found asbestos in Chicago schools. If building materials that contain asbestos begin to decompose over time, asbestos fibers can be found in indoor air and may pose a health ://   Asbestos in schools The need for action page 3 The scale of the problem A report commissioned by the Medical Research Council (MRC) examined the extent, type and location of asbestos in schools and concluded that “It is not unreasonable to assume, therefore, that the entire school population has been exposed to asbestos in school buildings.” /pdf/

Beyond removing asbestos from American schools, we need to push the political pressure Middleman recommended: the pressure to ban asbestos outright, as Britain did 19 years ago. Reducing hazards in school, residential, and commercial buildings isn’t :// In Congress passed the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act, which created a program to provide schools with expertise, technical assistance and financial resources to “ascertain the extent of danger to the health of students and staff from asbestos materials in schools.” 14 The law authorized up to $ million in grants and loans to As schools remain unprepared for the constant threat of asbestos, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the complete prohibition of the substance in all forms. Meanwhile, there has been a concerted effort on behalf of the global asbestos industry to rehabilitate the naturally occurring mineral’s ://   asbestos in schools. On Octo , EPA promulgated the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (hereinafter referred to as the AHERA Rule), 40 CFR Part , Subpart E. This rule requires that all of the nation's nonprofit elementary and secondary

However even common place activities such as slamming a door, removing a book from a shelf, or pinning a drawing to a wall could give rise to asbestos exposure. A particular challenge for schools is the effective management of the asbestos risk as the location of asbestos containing material (“ACM”) may not be known or clearly :// Asbestos Exposure in California Schools. In , three schools in Huntington Beach, California closed because of asbestos. A school board member filed a complaint to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, citing potential mishandling of asbestos in these schools. Over the summer, the district was renovating several older Proposing the motion, Hank Roberts, a secondary school teacher from Brent, said that it is estimated that 90 per cent of England's schools contain asbestos. Between and , teachers When asbestos in schools becomes a risk to health If asbestos materials degrade or become damaged, microscopic fibres can be released and are easily inhaled or ingested. They’re not easy to see but once breathed in can set up terminal diseases in later ://