Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that can be found in building materials and the use of asbestos in building materials declined drastically in the 70’s. Since it has been found to be harmful and can potentially cause cancers and other negative health affects.
In Utah, in order to test you must be a Utah Certified Inspected and they can be verified with an ID number and you can find more information about Utah certified Asbestos companies on the state website. With these certifications companies use the correct engineer controls and work practices to test and do asbestos abatements.
Ceiling spray, sheet vinyl, pipe insulation, tank insulation, floor tile / mastic, transite and others.
If you are planning to do a demolition or remodel your home and business place. Asbestos is highly regulated by the EPA and OSHA because of the apparent health hazards. If you are planning on doing a remodel call a certified inspector and they can direct you from there.
As asbestos is disturbed it goes airborne and can become very harmful. Breathing asbestos partials is dangerous for your health. This is why it is heavily regulated and the state requires testing before demolitions or remodels.
Here are a few helpful links if you are looking to learn more about asbestos
Utah Division of Air Quality- http://www.deq.utah.gov/ProgramsServices/programs/air/asbestos/