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In many older homes, the vinyl floor tiles that may be present may contain asbestos. If damaged or pulled up, these tiles can release tiny fibres of asbestos into the air. Once airborne, inhaling these tiny fibres can cause cancer or other serious il

In many older homes, the vinyl floor tiles that may be present may contain asbestos. If damaged or pulled up, these tiles can release tiny fibres of asbestos into the air. Once airborne, inhaling these tiny fibres can cause cancer or other serious illnesses.

What Tiles May Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was used in vinyl floor tiles from the 1950s through 1980. Companies and brand names varied over the years, but a partial list of tiles can be found at asbestosresource.com.

Laboratory Testing

If you do not know the brand name of the floor tiles in your home, you will need to have them tested by a licensed asbestos testing facility to determine if they contain asbestos.

Encapsulating Asbestos

If you are planning home renovations, one option for dealing with asbestos-containing tiles is to simply encapsulate them under a layer of carpet or modern tile. This prevents the asbestos tiles from being damaged and releasing fibres into the air.

Asbestos-related Health Risks

Inhaling asbestos fibres is considered dangerous, and may lead to lung cancer, lung damage, or mesothelioma, a rare but lethal cancer.

Removal

If you choose to remove the tiles yourself, first familiarise yourself with local regulations applicable to asbestos removal. For the health and safety of your family, you should hire a licensed asbestos removal contractor to abate the asbestos threat in your home. Contact the EPA or your local town office for more information on licensed companies in your area.

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