Asbestos

Asbestos is found in some types of:

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • Siding
  • Shingles
  • Insulation

Asbestos containing building materials need to be removed by a licensed contractor. It can cause serious health risks when fibers are disturbed and become airborne.

For information on asbestos in your home, contact:

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Phone:         217-785-2011  (Springfield)
                   815-987-7760  (Rockford Office)
Website:     http://www.epa.state.il.us/air/asbestos
 

Illinois Department of Public Health

Phone:       217-782-3517
Website:    idph.state.il.us/envhealth/asbestos.htm
 

United States Environmental Protection Agency

For a copy of “Asbestos in the Home – A Homeowner’s Guide.”
go to their website:  www.epa.gov/region10

Small Business Environmental Assistance Helpline

Phone:       800-252-3998
  

 For Disposal Locally:

Household Hazardous Waste Site

Last Update:  01/18/12