White Lung Association -- This is the very best organization around for information about asbestos. There is nothing about asbestos due to the plane crashes, but tons of general information on where asbestos is used, what the dangers are, and the politics of all of it.
Asbestos Safety Information from the White Lung Association (9/18/01)
NIOSH: Listing of Asbestos Articles
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Asbestos
HHS Fact Sheets on Dust, Debris and
Factsheet on Asbestos
Factsheet on Dust and Debris
OSHA: Asbestos and
Other Hazards Protection for Rescue Workers
Does not seem to be specific to Sept 11th.
Includes extensive listing of documents on asbestos, emergency response, fire safety, protective equipment, and silica.
NYCDOH: Asbestos (ACM) Fact Sheet
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute -- Rutgers University NEW!
From Removing Dust:"Dust created from the collapse of the World Trade Center and surrounding buildings has found its way into homes and businesses throughout the region. Scientists have NOT proven whether this dust is or is not dangerous, but believe that caution should be used when cleaning your home/business to safely remove the dust. Remember dust may be present on a surface even if you can not see it. While somewhat costly, homes or businesses with excessive dust should seriously consider hiring a professional cleaning service. If you attempt to do your own cleaning, please follow the safety steps outlined below and on the sidebar. This document was developed by scientists and health education at EOHSI and UMDNJ-School of Public Health. When cleaning, be sure to: Wear a dust mask and gloves. Remember: Breathing in dust under normal conditions is not good for your lungs. Wear old clothes and when finished be sure to wash them twice. Do not let children, the elderly or people with pre-existing health conditions (such as dust allergies, asthma or other respiratory illnesses) in your home/business while you are removing the dust. Clean everything in your home/business even if you do not see signs of dust. Dust is made up of fine particles that can get into cracks and crevices.