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Can My Father's Cancer Been Caused By Asbestos In Our House?

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Can My Father's Cancer Been Caused By Asbestos In Our House?

Postby Amado » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:18 am

It could be, but it could be dozens of other things.
If he smoked (ever) or did certain work, asbestos would be very low on the risk level.
So without a complete bio, the best that can be said is maybe, but not likely.
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Can My Father's Cancer Been Caused By Asbestos In Our House?

Postby Burnette » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:27 am

That is too new a house to have any asbestos. It was banned in the early seventies. And the only dangerous asbestos is the kind that can be loose in the air, such as asbestos in insulation that's falling apart. Even then it takes years of exposure to cause harm, and when it does it is a specific kind of lung cancer called mesothelioma.


Best to your dad.
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Can My Father's Cancer Been Caused By Asbestos In Our House?

Postby Amdt » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:31 am

Asbestos usually affects one's lungs. So the tumor that your father had sounds more like a result of mesothelioma (one of the diseases caused by asbestos). It's not the end of the world if your house has asbestos in it though. As long as a surface containing asbestos is not cracked, you are safe. If you really worry about it, get some professional help. I'll cite EPA's website for reference.
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Can My Father's Cancer Been Caused By Asbestos In Our House?

Postby Willimod » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:35 am

Well asbestos was banned in 1978 for use in houses, so your home doesn't have asbestos in it. So, no, your dad's cancer wasn't caused by asbestos in your house.
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Can My Father's Cancer Been Caused By Asbestos In Our House?

Postby Leannan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:40 am

If it was in his lung, maybe.
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