The fiberboard insulation in the fiberboard houses on the east side of the National Arboretum is made of a form of asbestos called carbon abrasion.
But, the insulation in fiberboards that are used in buildings, such as those built in California and New Jersey, has a much higher level of asbestos content, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This type of asbestos is also used in insulation and insulation materials in homes.
What to do if you’ve been exposed to asbestos in fiberglass, insulation or building materials 1/8 1.
Clean the area immediately around the fiberglass.
Avoid touching the fibers.
Remove the fiber from the insulation and any surrounding materials.
Clean any other areas that may be contaminated by asbestos.
Wash your hands and face thoroughly.
Contact the EPA to get tested for asbestos exposure.
How to reduce your exposure to asbestos 1.
Wear clothing that does not contain asbestos fibers, such.
clothing, boots, pants, gloves, and socks.
2, 3, 4.
Keep your clothes and shoes clean.
Avoid wearing shoes that have abrasive or abrasive-like soles.
5, 6, 7, 8.
Wear face masks that are made of latex.
9, 10, 11, 12.
Avoid contact with fiberglass fiber.