Potential Presence of Hazardous Building Materials 1960-1996



POTENTIAL PRESENCE OF HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS IN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

DATE STRUCTURE BUILT

1996
>1990

1990
>1985

1985
>1980

1980
>1977

1977
>1976

1976
>1975

1975
>1970

1970
>1965

1965
>1960

1960

Asbestos:
- Floor covering (strengthening agent)
           
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- Ceiling tiles
(strengthening agent)
           

X

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- Wall/Ceiling plaster (strengthening agent)            

X

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- Wall/Ceiling sheeting (fire protection)            

X

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- Spray-on Underside Floor Slabs (fire/thermal/sound)            

X

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- Spray-on Columns (fire protection)            

X

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- Spray-on Pipes (fire/thermal/sound)            

X

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- Furnace & Hot Water Pipes (fire/thermal)            

X

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Cadmium:
- Paint
                 
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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs):
- Airconditioning

X

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- Halon Fire Protection

X

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- Heat Pumps

X

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Copper-Chrome-Arsenate:
- Treated Wood
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Creosote:
- Treated Wood
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Lead:
- Flashing (to prevent water penetration)
       

X

X

X

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- Paint Pigment      

X

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- Sealants      

X

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- Solder for Copper Pipes    

X

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- Water Pipes    

X

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Mercury:
- Electronic Switching Gear
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Polychlorinated Binphenyls (PCBs):
- Adhesives
     

X

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- Fluorescent Light Ballasts      

X

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- Metal Halide Lamp Capacitors      

X

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- Paints      

X

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- Sealants      

X

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- Transformers

X

X

X

X

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Pentachlorophenol:
- Treated Wood

X

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Steel Underground Storage Tanks          

X

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Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)      
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Urea Formaldehyde (adhesive binding agent)
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Zinc:
- Paint
                 
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      Key:

      X   Phasing out
  • In Common use
Notes:
  1. 20% of all Commercial Buildings estimated to contain friable asbestos.
  2. 10% to 20% of all steel underground tanks estimated to be leaking.
  3. Steel underground tanks are still being installed and do not present a hazard if they have cathodic protection. Their presence in the above table refers to the old practice of installing steel tanks without this type of protection.