Asbestos and vermiculite in Tampa, Florida
People who worked at the facility -- located at 3401 North 3rd Avenue in Tampa, Florida -- when it processed Libby vermiculite were exposed to hazardous levels of asbestos.
Those who lived with former exposed workers were also potentially exposed to asbestos fibers carried home on workers’ hair and clothing, although the degree of exposure cannot be determined.
ATSDR and Florida DOH plan to do the following actions:
Encourage former workers and their household contacts (people who lived with them) to consult with a physician with expertise in asbestos-related lung disease.
Contact former workers and request information about waste disposal and operating practices at the facility to confirm that wastes were not disposed of onsite in the past.
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