Environment, Health and Safety
- 1.1 Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used as a binding agent and insulating material.
- 1.2 Cornell University Buildings may contain asbestos materials such as floor tiles, mastics, HVAC duct tape, pipe insulation, roofing, spray-applied ceiling textures, ceiling tiles and drywall taping compounds.
- 1.3 When intact and undisturbed, asbestos containing materials do not pose a health risk to people working or living in these buildings.
- 1.4 Disturbing asbestos containing materials may result in airborne asbestos fibers.
- 1.5 Inhalation of asbestos fibers may cause illness including asbestos is, lung cancer and mesothelioma