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Federal study deems airborne asbestos found at Alexandria apartments 'not harmful'

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A federal study has determined the airborne asbestos found at the Huntington Point on the Potomac apartments in Alexandria is not harmful to residents who've been exposed to it for weeks or months.

The Washington Post reports that the study indicated that there is not enough data to make sufficient long-term predictions, but the dust and air samples the Environmental Protection Agency collected earlier this year are not harmful.

The EPA stated in a letter that the samples “do not appear to be high enough to harm the health of people who breathe this air for relatively short periods of time . . . uncertainties described above make it difficult to say there is no long-term risk from exposures to low levels of asbestos that might remain in the building."

Read more at The Washington Post.

 

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