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topowrldt

08:14AM | 12/02/02
Member Since: 09/02/02
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I spent about 5 hours breaking up the floor in the firebox of my fireplace yestrday. I used a demolition hammer which in the end did the job well but created a lot of extremely fine concrete dust that has now been nicely distributed throughout the hose by my furnace.

I can deal with cleaning it but am now concerned with the health detriment of breathing the stuff. I believe the concrete is about 60 years old so I'm concerned there may be materials that are no longer used due to health problems. Nonetheless, the dust can't be healthy no matter the age.

Does anyone know of anywhere I can research the health detriments of breathing this stuff. I know it's too little too late but I need to know what I've subjected my family too.

[This message has been edited by topowrldt (edited December 02, 2002).]

GlennG

11:06AM | 12/04/02
The amount of dust and the age of the concrete should have absolutely no ill effects on you or your family. Only heavy exposure over a long period of time will cause any health risk. Rest assured I have been working in construction over 30 years and have done many similar jobs over the years and have no ill effects what so ever. Just clean up the dust as best you can.

(For future reference, the use of a little water to keep the dust under control is a big help.)

Glenn

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