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The Mesothelioma Center has created this guide on the handling , disposing, and recycling of asbesto.  The guide covers the dangers of handling asbestos, how to identify it, current regulations, and more.

Harmful When It's Worn Down

Damaged asbestos may release harmful fibers. If the asbestos fibers are torn or have abrasions or water damage, call a professional to remove the material. Find out how to stay safe.

Let Professionals Remove It

Don’t disturb or attempt to remove asbestos on your own. Allow only a trained and accredited asbestos professional to remove them. For more information on how to handle or dispose asbestos properly, visit

Keep Children Away

Avoid spending time in a room that contains damaged asbestos. Clear children and pets from the room to keep them safe from asbestos fibers.