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The majority--if not all--water vacuum cleaners come equipped with nozzles that may or may not include a "hepa" style filter. Do not use any kind of nozzle without filtration for hazardous material cleanup. The lack of filtration means you should never use your water vacuum cleaner to clean up lead dust, asbestos particles or any other materials that could be hazardous to your health. A water vacuum cleaner is an excellent tool--be sure to use it only for what it is rated for and you should have no problems. Only use EPA-certified gear for the cleanup and removal of substances regulated by the agency.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|