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- Homes Built Prior to 1990 May Harbour Asbestos?
If you disturb vermiculite insulation, vinyl flooring, or textured ceilings in homes built prior to 1990, you risk exposing building occupants, workers and yourself to asbestos. Asbestos exposure can lead to lung disease and cancer.
Before renovating, have a consultation done to make sure asbestos is not present in your home.
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The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association represents the residential construction industry in the Greater Vancouver Area. Dedicated to the professionalism of its members, GVHBA provides the following services: Liaison with local governments and housing industry groups. Education and training. Technical … Continue reading
“The Province” A New Westminster resident is angry that an asbestos-laden house was demolished near his apartment with no apparent concern for public safety.” Read More…
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Vermiculite insulation is typically found in the attics of homes built before 1990 and can be found within the hollows of concrete cinder block walls in commercial and institutional buildings. If you are going to be disturbing the insulation as … Continue reading
The Times Colonist reported that “a key member of the government’s expert panel on asbestos is demanding Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis retract recent comments…” View Full Article
The Vancouver Sun reports that a Lower Mainland asbestos removal and demolition contractor is facing a possible jail term after allegedly “putting employees’ lives at risk by letting them work unwittingly on homes that contained asbestos”. View Full Article
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CEO of Home Builders Associations Says Homeowners Should Include an Asbestos Assessment in Their Renovation Planning
Peter Simpson, CEO of The Greater Vancouver Builders Association discusses in The Province the dangers of not considering an asbestos assessment. Read Full Article Here