Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

Facts about Serpentine Rock and Soil Containing Asbestos in California


Serpentine and related rocks sometimes contain naturally occurring asbestos (NOA). When these rocks break down into soil, the NOA comes with them, and that creates a health hazard. Learn to recognize serpentine soils and keep health risks to a minimum.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View