Asbestos is a strong, heat-resistant, fibrous material that is used in building insulation, fire proofing, and roofing, among other things. Asbestos-containing materials in buildings do not always pose a problem to occupants and workers in those buildings; however, if the fibers get into the air and become inhaled into the lungs, they may cause significant health problems.
Central Oregon Contact
Bend Department of Environmental Quality, (541) 388-6146 ext. 226.