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Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Ever since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned new uses of asbestos, there have been increasing regulations around how it can be handled in places where it previously existed. These new regulations are designed with safety in mind since they prohibit asbestos from being removed from buildings or otherwise handled by unlicensed individuals. The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) is a law that requires local education entities to inspect and assess abestos-related dangers in schools.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center can provide you with all kinds of information about your condition and how to cope with it. Fill out our contact form to learn more about how we can serve you.

AHERA and Schools

Over 34,000 schools were known to be built using asbestos products. AHERA requires these schools to be examined for any asbestos threats. The law calls for appropriate action depending on whether the asbestos is friable or not. In many cases, asbestos that is present in a building is not dangerous unless disturbed.

AHERA calls for continual monitoring of asbestos on a long-term basis. The highest amount of asbestos that is allowed in the air is .005 fibers per cubic centimeter. Schools who fail to pass this inspection can be fined.

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There are numerous laws in place to prevent your child’s long term health from being poisoned by asbestos exposure. The Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center can help you better understand the regulations set forth by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act. Please take a moment to fill out our contact form if you want help finding an attorney or have any questions about asbestos.

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