Naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) can be found in certain types of rock formations and soil in Leesburg, VA and throughout the United States because of natural geological processes. Like manufactured asbestos, NOA is not a health problem unless disturbed, so mineral fibers are released into the air. NOA can be disturbed by natural weather processes or human activity, such as if rocks are broken or crushed, or soils are stirred up. When airborne NOA is inhaled, the asbestos fibers can wreak havoc on your body's system.
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Approaches for reducing NOA exposure are similar to those for asbestos-containing materials found in homes or other buildings. There are several ways to prevent NOA found in Leesburg, VA along with Loudon and Fairfax County, VA from becoming airborne. Naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) has been mapped in approximately 11 square miles of Fairfax County, which includes a part of Fairfax City. Asbestos-bearing bedrock is interspersed in the underlying Green Stone Rock Formations of the bedrock. Surface exposure of these bedrock formations is rare.
For the most specific NOA information on Fairfax County, Virginia, visit Fairfax County's website and the official county soils map type that provides NOA information. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gisapps/DMV/Default.aspx.
Professionals can cover with NOA with clean soil or plantings to reduce exposure, limit dust-generating activities around the NOA source, or even excavate and dispose of NOA material. Commonly, professionals will place a cover system such as concrete, asphalt paving, chemical sealants, or clean rock over the NOA.
For more information on NOA or asbestos-containing materials found in homes and businesses, contact Envirotex Environmental Services. We are committed to providing you quality asbestos detection services that will make you comfortable. We have completed work in a variety of facilities including commercial, industrial, medical, educational, multi-family, hotels, retail, and government buildings. Serving Leesburg, VA, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia, Envirotex Environmental Services' team of licensed and experienced professionals have completed hundreds of mold and asbestos inspections and solutions throughout communities including Leesburg, VA.
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