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Facts about Serpentine Rock and Soil Containing Asbestos in California

  • Author(s): Frazell, Julie;
  • Elkins, Rachel;
  • O'Geen, Anthony Toby;
  • Reynolds, Robert;
  • Meyers, James
  • et al.

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.

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