Minnesota Asbestos Regulations
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Minnesota Asbestos Overview
Asbestos has become a very scary word these days. With all the talk of toxic exposure, cancer risks, and more, it is no wonder you may have questions about asbestos use and exposure in Minnesota and any possible regulations. To start, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used to manufacture certain products used in daily life in the United States. There are several different types of asbestos including:
- Chrysotile (white asbestos) -- most commonly used in the U.S.
- Amosite (brown asbestos)
- Crocidolite (blue asbestos)
Each type of asbestos can be harmful if you inhale any part of the airborne microscopic fibers. Currently there is no known “safe level” of asbestos exposure. Certain illnesses are more commonly associated with asbestos exposure including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Each type of cancer can be fatal. If you believe you have been exposed to toxic asbestos fibers, be sure to see a doctor immediately. To be sure, asbestos illnesses such as mesothelioma can impact anyone including celebrities such as Steve McQueen who died from the illness in 1980.
Minnesota Asbestos Information
You probably have more questions about asbestos. Below we’ve put together a handy chart of Minnesota Asbestos regulations including a list of regulatory agencies, and much more.
Minnesota State Statute
Asbestos Regulatory Agencies
Federal Government Regulatory Agencies
Minnesota State Regulatory Agencies
How to Manage Your Asbestos Situation
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Minnesota Codes and Court of Appeals Opinions
Additional Resources for Minnesota Asbestos Regulations
Still confused about Minnesota asbestos regulations? Not to worry. FindLaw has done the research for you with additional links below and more information on where to go to find a great attorney.
- How to Choose an Asbestos or Mesothelioma Lawyer
- Product Liability Law: Some Legal Background
- Asbestos Exposure: Symptoms and Diseases
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