Dispose of Asbestos Right

To determine the presence of asbestos, Ohio law and rules require that persons certified as Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialists be used to identify, detect and assess asbestos-containing materials. This list is available free of charge by contacting the Ohio Department of Health Asbestos Program at (614) 466-0061.


The safest thing is to leave the material alone. If you decide to remove or must otherwise disturb the material due to a renovation project, the Ohio Department of Health recommends that you first contact an Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist to determine if the material is asbestos containing. If the insulation is determined to be asbestos containing then contact a licensed Asbestos Hazard Abatement Contractor in your area.

See more details about asbestos on the U.S. EPA website.




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