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Concerns about Asbestos-contaminated Vermiculite Insulation A mine near Libby, Montana, was the source of over 70 percent of all vermiculite sold in …

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Protect Your Family from Asbestos-Contaminated …

Concerns about Asbestos-contaminated Vermiculite Insulation A mine near Libby, Montana, was the source of over 70 percent of all vermiculite sold in the United States from 1919 to 1990. There was also a deposit of asbestos at …

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To Remove or Not: Dangerous Asbestos Contaminated …

To Remove or Not: Dangerous Asbestos Contaminated Vermiculite. Vermiculite was a common attic insulation product sold from the late 1920s to the early 1990s. It could be purchased locally and could be installed by a contractor …

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Vermiculite | NIOSH | CDC

Concerns remain about health effects from environmental and other occupational exposures to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite. In the past, it was installed as loose-fill insulation in homes and other buildings. Workers may be harmed from exposure to vermiculite. The level of exposure depends upon the dose, duration, and work being done.

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Dangers With Vermiculite Insulation In The UK | Home …

The concerns about the dangers with vermiculite insulation in the UK stem from the fact that until the 1990s, most vermiculite originated from a mine …

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EPA/Asbestos/Vermiculite Fact Sheet

panded vermiculite make it useful in lawn and garden, agricultural, and horticultural products. Other common uses are as thermal and sound insulation, construction material, insulation material, and for lightweight, absorbent packaging material. Where does the asbestos come from and why is it a health concern?

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Is Vermiculite Sustainable? (Important Facts You Should …

Vermiculite in other forms often requires more care. In particular, there are regulations surrounding vermiculite insulation. While standard insulation can be thrown in the trash, vermiculite needs special handling. While some manufacturers have found ways to reuse vermiculite waste, widespread recycling is not available.

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Dangers With Vermiculite Insulation In The UK | Home …

The concerns about the dangers with vermiculite insulation in the UK stem from the fact that until the 1990s, most vermiculite originated from a mine in America which also contained asbestos deposits. These deposits contaminated …

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Vermiculite Insulation | Honest Home Inspections

Also of concern is the eventual sale of the home with known vermiculite insulation. Of specific concern is Zonolite® Attic Insulation; this insulation was sold in the US and Canada under the name of Zonolite® and …

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Frequently Asked Questions - The Vermiculite Association

1) What is vermiculite? Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that expands when heated. Expanded vermiculite has unique and versatile characteristics; it is lightweight, provides energy savings when used as insulation, it is non-combustible, highly absorbent, pH neutral, inert, non-reactive to all but very strong acids and compressible.

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Vermiculite Concerns - TAHD

Vermiculite Concerns. Vermiculite is a naturally occuring mineral composed of shiny flakes, resembling mica. When heated to a high temperature, flakes of vermiculite expand as much as 8-30 times their original size. The expanded vermiculie is a light-weight, fire resistant, and odorless material and has been used in numerous products, including ...

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Concerns about Asbestos-contaminated Vermiculite …

Concerns about Asbestos-contaminated Vermiculite Insulation A mine near Libby, Montana, was the source of over 70 percent of all vermiculite sold in the United States from 1919 to 1990. There was also a deposit of asbestos at that mine, so the vermiculite from Libby was contaminated with asbestos.

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Environmental Concerns - Vermiculite Insulation

The concern with having vermiculite insulation in the attic is the potential for contamination with asbestos fibers. Between 1919 and 1990 approximately 70% of vermiculite was mined in Libby, Montana which also …

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Vermiculite Consumer Products - Agency for Toxic ...

Background Insulation Vermiculite Consumer Products Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral compound composed of shiny flakes, resembling mica. When heated to a high temperature, flakes ... concern. If this is the case, you may want to consider either containing or removing the insulation. Will I become ill if I have

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VERMICULITE IS NOT ASBESTOS

vermiculite is valuable as an insulation material and filler among many other uses. 1.1 Vermiculite "Fibres" Vermiculite is normally a platey mineral in its natural state. Processing of the ore can sometimes lead to the peeling off or "scrolling" of the surface layers at the edges of crystals forming fibres (Chatfield and Lewis 1980).

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Vermiculite Insulation Removal | J Peacock Insulation | Essex

Vermiculite Insulation Removal Experts. Do you require vermiculite insulation removal? J Peacock Insulation offers a Vermiculite Insulation removal service to swiftly and efficiently remove this outdated form of insulation from your home. Before modern fibre glass insulation became the standard means of insulating your home, a substance called Vermiculite …

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I have heard a lot about vermiculite insulation in the ...

reports that vermiculite insulation is a potential health concern because it contains asbestos. Although it may be true that some vermiculite insulation does contain asbestos, vermiculite itself does not intrinsically contain asbestos. From approximately 1920 to 1990 about 70 percent of vermiculite that was produced world-wide came

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Should I Buy A House With Vermiculite Insulation ...

Vermiculite insulation is excellent at insulating against heat. It retains heat in the winter, warming the house, and releases heat in the summer, allowing the room temperature to be controlled. Non-combustible. Easy to use because of mineral properties. The …

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Schundler Company Vermiculite Technical Information- …

ATTIC INSULATION CONCERNS: GOOD NEWS AND MISLEADING WARNINGS: On May 21, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its report: "A Pilot Study to Estimate Asbestos Exposure form Vermiculite Attic Insulation" (66 pages). At the same time, EPA issued a brochure entitled: "Current Best Practices for Vermiculite Attic Insulation" (2 pages).

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Vermiculite Insulation and Potential Health Concerns ...

Vermiculite is ideal for attic insulation because of it's properties as a lightweight, fire-resistant, absorbent and odorless material. Vermiculite in insulation is a …

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Vermiculite Home Page for Information about Vermiculite ...

attic insulation concerns: good news and misleading warnings Reports on the Vermiculite Mines Currently Being Used by U.S. Producers of Expanded Vermiculite The February 2007 IOM Testing Results on Chinese Vermiculite (in …

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Vermiculite Insulation: Is it Really a Risk if it's in the ...

The EPA says that vermiculite insulation, which is the pebbly stuff found in attics of many older homes, is only risky if it contains more than one percent asbestos. That's good news, because most Zonolite, a type of vermiculite insulation, falls into that category. For years, Zonolite was used in the insulation of homes throughout the United ...

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Is Vermiculite Insulation Dangerous? | Kascon LLC

Is Vermiculite Insulation Dangerous? Posted January 15, 2021 by Kascon LLC. Vermiculite is a mineral that was commonly used in homes that were built before the 1990s. If your home was built before these times, there's a strong possibility that you could have vermiculite insulation in your walls or attic.

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Vermiculite Insulation – Asbestos Contamination

Vermiculite Insulation – Asbestos Contamination . Potential Hazard Concerns have been raised about the potential health risk posed by vermiculite sold as Zonolite Attic Insulation and possibly other brands sold in Canada. The vermiculite ore, mined at the Libby Mine in Montana (prior to its closure in 1990), may contain small amounts of asbestos

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The Danger in Your Garden - Asbestos Contaminated …

Vermiculite was first identified in 1881 in a mine near Libby, Montana. In 1919, Dr. Edward Alley discovered that vermiculite expanded (popped like popcorn) when heated. This expansion created pockets of air that made the material suitable for use as insulation and provided better drainage in dense garden soils.

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