Asbestos Federal Consumer Education Campaign
Outreach and risk communication activities are an important part of EPA’s effort to address asbestos exposure issues. For example, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, EPA worked to provide state and regional environmental officials along the Gulf Coast with advice on how to handle debris from asbestos-containing buildings and schools in a manner that would minimize exposure. EPA will expand and improve its coordination efforts with other federal agencies, including OSHA and CPSC, to alert and educate consumers, employers and building owners about products with commercially-added asbestos and contaminant-asbestos products. In addition, EPA will update technical materials used by asbestos professionals.
Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency