The DSHS is the regulatory agency for asbestos in Texas. Their site is a good way to find information on Texas-specific asbestos regulations.
TThe EPA's asbestos home page provides direct links to much of the EPA's published information on asbestos.
A wealth of links and information about asbestos from current regulations to mineral structure of asbestos.
This page from the DSHS website is a quick way to look up contact information for regional asbestos inspectors across Texas. There is also a map of Texas showing the boundaries of each region and where that region's headquarters are located.
40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M
The full NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) text available for printing or reading.
40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E
Federal standards for identifying, testing and removing asbestos from public and private schools.
Required form to submit at least 10 weekdays prior to starting an abatement or demolition in public buildings.
Text establishing rules and regulations for handling asbestos in texas.
The EPA establishes guidelines for dealing with mold that Texas has used to set its own regulations. Check out the EPA site for great resources on how to deal with mold in homes, schools and commercial buildings.
The DSHS is the regulatory agency for mold in Texas. Their site is a good way to find information on Texas-specific mold regulations.
CDC, EPA, FEMA & NIH collaborated to create a user friendly pamphlet that outlines how homeowners should handle mold cleanup after a disaster. The 4 page pdf includes tips for DIY cleanup, safety precautions and proper waste disposal.
We've all heard asbestos can cause serious illnesses. This first video gives us a quick look at how and why that is with a nice animation of how asbestos fibers interact with your lungs.
Here is a great asbestos safety training video. It gives you the history of asbestos, explains the different types of asbestos fibers and where they can be found, outlines the health risks, introduces the regulation and a lot more information.
Processed vermiculite from the Libby, MT mine contained tremolite asbestos. Over time, the asbestos found it's way into local homes. EPA instituted a decontamination program for the town and the contaminated residences.
This video illustrates the asbestos containment process during abatement, reuse of the contaminated water for removal operations, and strategies for working with local communities to increase communication.