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April 26, 2020

It’s Asbestos. Don’t panic. There are options. Article #3 of a 4-part series

Asbestos – It’s all about your health We are pleased to be working with our media partner, KXLY, to educate the community about asbestos and the importance of reducing uncontrolled asbestos disturbances that can occur during home improvement and repair projects. Spring is a time when many people start tackling those home improvement projects. With…
April 21, 2020

Has local air quality improved during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, news outlets are reporting that air pollution is declining in several major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and in other countries. Following this, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has been asked if we are seeing a decline in Spokane’s air pollution. So, are we seeing a decline in air pollution…
April 19, 2020

Where might asbestos be in my home? Article #2 of a 4-part series

Asbestos containing materials may be present in homes of all ages, but it is most commonly found in homes built before 1980. The “popcorn ceiling” product is one of the most recognized forms of asbestos, but many other products may contain asbestos. There are several locations in a home where asbestos might be present. This…
April 13, 2020

Asbestos – What is it? Should I be concerned? #1 of a 4-part series

Asbestos – What is it and why should I be concerned? In the United States, 12,000 to 15,000 people die every year from asbestos related diseases. The latency period from exposure to asbestos fibers to disease onset is anywhere from ten to forty years. Asbestos is still present in homes and buildings, therefore it is…
March 9, 2020

Brownfields: Asbestos, & Vermiculite

Brownfields: Asbestos, & Vermiculite The City of Spokane Brownfields Program is a program that assists City Departments and qualified private individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to assess and cleanup contaminated sites, or Brownfields. Some of the same assistance for Brownfields is also available to sites that are contaminated with Asbestos and/or Vermiculite (the insulation). Assisting in cleaning…