Before its potential to cause deadly illnesses was fully understood, the versatile and naturally occurring mineral asbestos was broadly used in building construction, shipbuilding, and other applications where fire- and heat-resistance is important. The use of asbestos also correlated with a building boom in the United States during much of the 20th century. So while it is no longer approved for use in new construction -- given its links to mesothelioma and other deadly diseases -- the material remains trapped in these buildings and can become exposed and airborne during renovation or demolition projects. This is why Delaware and other states (in addition to the federal government) regulate such activities.
The following information highlights Delaware's regulations involving the handling of asbestos and asbestos-contain materials.
Delaware Asbestos Regulations at a Glance
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Asbestos management and demolition or renovation forms or procedures in Delaware:
Asbestos disposal locations and waste haulers:
Delaware Licensed Asbestos Inspection Firms and Abatement Contractors:
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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Asbestos is a silent killer and can lie dormant for decades after exposure before causing illness, so it's important that anyone working with the substance takes proper precautions. If you have to remove asbestos-containing materials from your home or business, make sure you're in compliance. But if you believe you may have been exposed to asbestos, consider having an attorney evaluate your potential claim at absolutely no charge.
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