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Article 21 Hazardous Materials

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Asbestos FAQ

Asbestos Resources

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Hazardous Materials

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U.S. EPA Asbestos

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Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Program Contact

Jonathan Piakis, MPH, CIH
Industrial Hygienist
(415) 252-3911

Asbestos Program

Exposure to asbestos can result in severe respiratory health problems, including a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. The Asbestos Program enforces state and local laws to prevent human exposure to asbestos.


Principal Activities and Services

  • Examine city-owned buildings for asbestos-containing materials.
  • Assist city departments in managing asbestos hazards.
  • Enforce regulations that prohibit unsafe building operations and construction practices that result in exposures to asbestos.

For more information on asbestos, review the Asbestos Frequently Asked Questions (pdf), or our Asbestos Resources page.















Making a Complaint

If you would like to make a complaint regarding asbestos in a city-owned building, you may call 311.

311 City Customer Service Agency - Service 24x7

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch