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Asbestos Abatement Technicians
Asbestos abatement technicians, also known as asbestos removal technicians, assist with the removal of asbestos-containing materials from buildings (or coat and seal asbestos to eliminate exposure). Asbestos, now recognized as a hazardous material when released into the air, was once widely used in wall insulation, paint, pipes, ceiling tiles, and other building materials because of its fire-retardant properties. There are approximately 40,290 hazardous materials removal workers in the United States.