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Exterior Exposed Asbestos A Danger?

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Exterior Exposed Asbestos A Danger?

Postby Bodin » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:30 pm

Asbestos causes lung disease, not tumors in other places.

Still, exposed asbestos is not good.
Call the city building inspector.
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Exterior Exposed Asbestos A Danger?

Postby Burl » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:36 pm

Asbestos is no danger,unless it is disturbed.

It is asbestos dust that can cause the problem,as long as the asbestos is left in-situ,then it is safe.
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Exterior Exposed Asbestos A Danger?

Postby Strong » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:40 pm

Siding containing asbestos is dangerous, if it is friable.
That is, if it is drilled, cut, sanded, or crumbled.
Doing any of these releases tiny fragments of asbestos into the air, which can be inhaled, enter the lungs, and result in mesotheliamo, a form of lung cancer and other disorders, related to the lungs.

No other forms of cancer have been attributed to asbestos exposure, as far as I know.

I am deeply sorry for your loss.
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Exterior Exposed Asbestos A Danger?

Postby Enosa » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:44 pm

There is almost zero danger to you and your dog.
To be a danger you would have to sand or grind that siding with no protection.
Your current exposure would not be measurable and would be well below any definition of "clean" or "natural background".
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