The Ultimate Asbestos Removal Quiz
by Staff
Once upon a time, asbestos was seen as a miracle substance, used in an array of household products. This dangerous substance could be found in hospitals, schools, government buildings and even homes. Only a few decades ago, it was discovered that asbestos exposure has serious health consequences, which led to massive asbestos removal projects. Take this quiz and learn about asbestos removal.

When was it first determined that asbestos exposure causes health complications?

  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s

Which of the following situations can lead to asbestos related health complications?

  • A factory that produces asbestos related products.
  • A home that has disturbed asbestos.
  • both of the above

What happens when asbestos deteriorates or becomes disturbed?

  • Asbestos fibers are released into the air.
  • Asbestos fibers are breathed into your lungs.
  • both of the above

What is asbestosis?

  • lung cancer due to asbestos exposure
  • scaring of lung tissue due to asbestos exposure
  • asthma due to asbestos exposure

Lung cancer due to asbestos exposure can occur:

  • up to five years after exposure
  • up to 10 years after exposure
  • 20 to 40 years after exposure

What increases your risk of developing lung cancer due to asbestos exposure?

  • asthma
  • cigarette smoking
  • poor health

What are the symptoms of asbestosis?

  • tightness in the chest and chest pain
  • shortness of breath and coughing
  • both of the above

What is the prognosis of someone diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma?

  • good
  • adequate
  • poor

What sign does your doctor look for when diagnosing asbestosis?

  • shortness of breath
  • a crackling sound in your lungs
  • pressure on your lungs

What is the functional purpose of asbestos?

  • It's used as a flame-retardant.
  • It's used for insulation.
  • both of the above

What building materials traditionally contained asbestos?

  • paint and insulation
  • siding and roof shingles
  • both of the above

Asbestos seemed to be in everything. What inconspicuous household product used to contain asbestos?

  • Styrofoam pellets in plant soil
  • plates and bowls
  • throw pillows

What should you do if you suspect that your home has asbestos?

  • buy an EPA approved asbestos testing kit
  • call an EPA contractor
  • either of the above

What type of asbestos is better left alone?

  • insulation for heating or plumbing
  • insulation in your crawl space
  • both of the above

What should you do if you decide not to remove asbestos from your home?

  • seal it
  • cover it
  • either of the above

What type of tools should you use if you want to remove asbestos yourself?

  • hand tools
  • power tools
  • special asbestos tools

How should you clean up asbestos dust?

  • with a broom
  • with a vacuum
  • both of the above

How do you keep asbestos dust to a minimum?

  • Keep asbestos damp.
  • Remove asbestos in big chunks.
  • both of the above

What type of asbestos should be removed?

  • Any asbestos that looks like it's deteriorating.
  • Asbestos located in any part of the house that may be remodeled.
  • both of the above

What kind of natural event can disturb asbestos?

  • hurricanes
  • earthquakes
  • both of the above