Asbestos was used in building materials like floor tiles (including vinyl floor tiles), siding, roofing, and insulation from around 1900-1978.

Asbestos remediation is hazardous and should only be done by a licensed professional.

Health Effects

Long-term (20 to 30 years to onset) health effects from asbestos exposure include:

  • asbestosis
  • lung cancer
  • mesothelioma (cancer of the protective lining that covers some of the body’s internal organs)

Links

Printable Resources

asbestos dos and donts
NC DHHS Asbestos fact sheet
demolition renovation requirements_asbestos
NC DHHS Demolition & Renovation brochure