If done properly, asbestos-containing material that is in good condition can be safely managed in place. Local education agencies (e.g. , school districts) are required under the asbestos-containing materials in schools rule, pursuant to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), to inspect for and manage asbestos containing materials properly. Asbestos may be a risk when it is damaged and/ or disturbed and asbestos fibers become airborne and can be inhaled.
I found out that my child's school has asbestos in it. Is there a risk to him (her)?
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