You can see from our featured image that California is home to large deposits of asbestos, not to mention large numbers of mines. There are also many deposits in the Eastern part of the US.
It is important to know where asbestos can be found in your home, but also to know where it can be found in your outdoor environment. When ground was broken for new soccer fields at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado, California, a vein of asbestos was disturbed. Asbestos was released into the air in El Dorado during the project, but the problem was exacerbated by the use of the soccer fields for activities, kicking up asbestos dust which was breathed in by students, athletes, coaches and spectators on a regular basis, taken home on their clothes and definitely posed a great danger to this California community.