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Naturally Occurring Asbestos in an Outdoor Setting

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Chemical Agents Location: General, Canada

Primary inquiry: Heavy rains caused a river to flood and overflow its banks. Soil containing naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) was deposited onto the surrounding land. This land is used for farming, and includes the backyards of private dwellings and areas used for various recreational pursuits. What are the potential public health risks from exposure to NOA in these outdoor settings? What methods are available for sampling airborne NOA in outdoor settings?

Publication DateFeb 19, 2018
AuthorMiller A, Wiens M
PublisherNCCEH
Posted by NCCEHFeb 19, 2018