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CSC Asbestos Expert’s Article Makes R&R Magazine’s Cover Story

Clark Seif Clark’s (CSC) Derrick A. Denis shares his knowledge of asbestos issues with the readers of Restoration & Remediation (R&R).


Last month, Clark Seif Clark’s Derrick A. Denis had the opportunity to share his vast knowledge of asbestos with readers of Restoration & Remediation magazine.  The article appeared in the August issue of R&R and was entitled, “Asbestos: Still a Stumbling Block in Restoration and Remediation.”
The article discusses how asbestos-related diseases result in the death of approximately 10,000 U.S. citizens each year.   Mr. Denis stated, “Many presume asbestos is a problem of the past. The sobering reality is asbestos was and is used in building materials to this day. It is estimated approximately 2,500 metric tons of asbestos are being imported into the U.S. every year. This is a dramatic reduction from the 1974 peak production of around 750,000 metric tons. But, over 30 million tons of asbestos have been mined and used in production since early last century. And, since asbestos doesn’t evaporate or degrade into less harmful materials, it is important to consider installed or stored products containing asbestos fibers remain a potential hazard ad infinitum.” 
Regarding product liability and imported goods, he reported, “It is true that asbestos litigation, proposed bans and news coverage were prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s. As a result many U.S. manufacturers voluntarily removed asbestos from their wares to reduce their product liability. The key word “many” does not mean “all.” Further, as a nation we continue to import more and more of our building materials from countries with less stringent environmental regulations and/or controls (China, Mexico, India, etc.).”
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Derrick A. Denis is the Vice President of IEQ for Clark Seif Clark and currently serves as the Indoor Air Quality Association’s (IAQA) First Vice President.  At CSC, he provides clients with almost 20 years of industrial hygiene and environmental health & safety expertise.
To learn more about asbestos, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, or other health and safety issues, please visit, email or call (800) 807-1118. 
About Clark Seif Clark
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address environmental, IAQ, and health and safety (EH&S) issues. CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to industrial clients, healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.


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