EPA guide to: Harmful Materials In Residential Demolition

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This isn’t an exhaustive list. These are harmful materials one might typically encounter in a residential property. You may encounter harmful materials not mentioned here.

Please use caution if there’s any doubt about the nature or composition of an item or material found in a residential structure.

Asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
EPA guidance and applicability determinations on the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for asbestos (the asbestos NESHAP)
Mercury-containing devices
Lead-based paint
PCBs in caulk
Household hazardous waste
Light systems: Mercury PCBs
Refrigerant-containing appliances
Other major appliances (“white goods”)
Electronic waste (e-waste)
Automobiles and boats
Pharmaceuticals and controlled substances
Furniture, mattresses and other household garbage

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