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Summary: Information about Vermiculite Attic Insulation and possible hazards.
© By: Dave Rongey
Home Construction Projects and Vermiculite Attic Insulation
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices have received a large number of phone calls from citizens concerned about vermiculite insulation in their home that might be contaminated with asbestos. EPA is gathering more information about vermiculite insulation and other products containing vermiculite.
If you suspect vermiculite insulation is in your home, the safest thing is to leave the material alone. If you decide to remove or must otherwise disturb the material due to a renovation project, consult with an experienced asbestos contractor.
Vermiculite is a granular type of insulation material that should not be disturbed. If the home is found to have vermiculite insulation and there will be an extensive remodel project then consult a professional for further assistance or removal.