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EPA Issues Warning About Attic Insulation

May 22, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The Environmental Protection Agency cautioned homeowners against disturbing and inhaling vermiculite insulation used in attics and walls because it could contain low levels of microscopic asbestos.

EPA's consumer campaign is meant to help homeowners learn how to identify vermiculite possibly containing asbestos. EPA has established a toll-free number for consumers: (800) 471-7127.

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