Asbestos Decontamination Tips for the Home
Read how to perform decontamination in your home to eliminate second-hand exposure to asbestos and other dangerous carcinogens.
Prevention is best. Asbestos decontamination is difficult and may not be effective.
Results depend on the cleaning methods used, the material to be removed, and the surface to be cleaned. Soft materials such as carpet and clothing are the hardest to clean. Lead, asbestos, pesticides, and beryllium are especially difficult to remove.
Normal housecleaning and laundry usually do not succeed. Sometimes, even the strongest decontamination methods fail. Decontamination may even increase the hazard to people in the home by stirring materials into the air.
Decontamination procedures include:
Other methods for cleaning surfaces.
Courtesy of http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pdfs/wkhmcn.pdf
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