Asbestos is a general name given to a group of minerals that do not dissolve in water or evaporate. Asbestos fibers resist heat and fire and cannot be broken down easily by chemicals or bacteria. Asbestos has been used in many products, such as insulation, floor tile, roofing materials and siding. Although most of these products are no longer made using asbestos, there is still a risk of exposure to asbestos during renovations and demolitions.
Information for contractors, such as required notifications and links to the Asbestos NESHAP rule
DEQs Asbestos NESHAP Page
Information for people who work with asbestos removal. Also contains licensing information for contractors.
MIOSHA Asbestos Program
Information for Fire Departments on asbestos removal and training burns.
Fire Department Resources
In this section:
- Protecting Yourself During Demolitions and Renovations (video)
- How does the DEQ work to Protect You from Asbestos?
- Dust and Demolition (video)
- City of Detroit Demolition Program
- Asbestos in Your Environment: What You Can Do to Limit Exposure
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - Asbestos
- EPA - Asbestos