Hazards and Cleanup

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality regulates the handling, removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material to protect public health and the environment.

What’s asbestos?

Asbestos is a natural occurring mineral that has been used extensively in a variety of construction materials in the U.S. When asbestos-containing material is disturbed, tiny hazardous fibers are released into the air and may cause lung cancer and other illnesses. There’s no known safe level of exposure.

Asbestos rules:

Oregon adopted additional requirements in fall 2018 for handling asbestos-containing material. Here’s what you need to know: