Asbestos paint is widely used in homes and apartments, and it can cause severe skin irritation and other symptoms in people who have been exposed to it.
The paint contains lead and other metals, which can make skin irritated.
Asbestos is also a toxic chemical that can cause cancer.
A New York Times investigation published in August found that asbestos-related problems were common in the city and were linked to asbestos-laced paint, air-conditioning systems and other materials.
New York State has imposed a fine of $25,000 for residents and businesses that have installed or used asbestos-laden paint.
The fines will be doubled for businesses that do not comply.
The Times found that about a third of asbestos-affected homes in New England were located in towns with more than 10,000 residents, but the state’s rate of cases was significantly higher.