Abatement - Termination of a nuisance or problem
ACM - Asbestos Containing Material
AHERA - The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Act passed by Congress in 1986.
Asbestosis - A scarring of the lungs caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos that takes years after exposure to become symptomatic
CERCLA - The Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act also known as Superfund.
EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency
EHSD - The Environmental Health and Safety Division
Friable Asbestos Material - Material containing more than 1% asbestos that can be crumbled by hand.
HEPA Filter - High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter used for vacuums, air purifiers and ventilation systems
Mesothelioma - A malignant tumor of the covering of the lung or the lining of the pleural and abdominal cavities, often associated with exposure to asbestos.
Mold - A growth of minute fungi forming on plant or animal matter
Mycotoxin - A toxic substance produced by certain fungi that can be carried on airborne spores.
NARS - National Asbestos Registry System
NESHAP - The National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NIOSH - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA - Occupational Health and Safety Administration
RACM - Regulated Asbestos Containing Material
RCRA - The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Remediation - Removing an hazardous condition or containing it
Spores - The reproductive particles that come from molds and other fungi causing severe allergic reactions in some people and asthma in others.
TSCA - The Toxic Substances Control Act