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The Mesothelioma Center reached out to me recently and proposed I add information on proper handling of asbestos to my Where Do I Donate/Recycle? page. Turns out asbestos can be recycled, and it really needs a lot of proper handling to keep people safe. I wrote a short bit for my page, but please check out the links below if you are planning any remodeling on homes or buildings built prior to the 1990s. Be safe, be green. <3
Asbestos: most likely present in homes that were constructed before the 1990s. Improper handling of asbestos-containing materials puts workers and the general public at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma cancer, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestos abatement projects should be carried out by a professional for safety and legal reasons, and professionals will also have access to proper recycling and disposal options individuals do not. The recycling process destroys asbestos fibers and converts them into a nonhazardous substance. It is an expensive but growing industry. More information is at https://www.asbestos.com/exp…/handling-disposing-asbestos/ and https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/causes/risk-factors/.