Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber, once widely used in building materials and products for its thermal insulating properties and fire resistance.
Intact, undisturbed asbestos-containing materials generally do not pose a health risk. These materials may become hazardous and pose increased risk if they are damaged, disturbed in some manner, or deteriorate over time and release asbestos fibers into building air. A number of building materials and products still in use today contain asbestos. Asbestos remains in use as an acoustic insulator and in thermal insulation, fire proofing, roofing, flooring and other materials.
Ohio Department of Health Asbestos Program Moving to Ohio EPA!
For questions or more information about this important transition, Email Us or call (614) 466-0061.
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Ohio Department of Health’s asbestos program will be transferred to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Division of Air Pollution Control. Take a look at our fact sheet for information about important details all regulated entities should be aware of.