Health Department Issues Public Notice About Exposure Risks to Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Parts of Washington State

In late July, the Washington State Department of Ecology issued a health reminder to residents and visitors of Swift Creek and the Sumas River due to dry conditions that could expose people to naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) found in sediments. The department advises people to avoid walking, driving, cycling, riding horses or disturbing the riverbed and dredge piles because asbestos fibers in the dry sediments can become airborne. – A slow-moving landslide, which began decades ago, has…

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Health Department Issues Public Notice About Exposure Risks to Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Parts of Washington State