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What You Should Know

Historical Document

This web site is provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. It is no longer being maintained and the data it contains may no longer be current and/or accurate.

Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California

English [PDF – 247 KB]| Español [PDF – 171 KB]

Asbestos and Health: Frequently Asked Questions

English [PDF – 141 KB] | Español [PDF – 291 KB]
This fact sheet covers

  • Asbestos — general information
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Tests to diagnose asbestos-related disease
  • Treatment of asbestos-related disease
  • Reducing your exposure to asbestos
  • How to get more information

Limiting Environmental Exposure to Asbestos in Areas with Naturally Occurring Asbestos

English [PDF – 120 KB] | Español [PDF – 228 KB]
This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • What is asbestos?
  • How could asbestos exposure make you sick?
  • What can you do to reduce your exposure to asbestos?
  • Where can you get more information?

Limiting Naturally Occurring Asbestos Exposure in Workers

English [PDF – 167 KB]
This fact sheet answers the following questions

  • How can you find out if a problem exists in your work area?
  • How can you be exposed to asbestos?
  • What can you do to reduce potential asbestos exposure?
  • How can asbestos make you sick?
  • Where can you get more information?