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How Is Asbestos a Risk During a Wildfire?

This quotation is taken from, a website developed by the Mesothelioma Center:  "Wildfires pose a theat for asbestos exposure as they move into cities and residential neighborhoods with struictures built before 1980, when asbestos was commonly used in construction.

"When these structures catch fire, asbestos products become damaged and release carcinogenic fdibers that become airborne and transportable by smoke."

Link here to to learn about the Mesothelioma Center's recommendations to protect yourself from asbestos during a wildfire.