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Aardvark

06:45AM | 01/28/04
Member Since: 05/29/02
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From what I remember about asbestos, it seems the danger is from the dust which settles into the lungs, same as silica (Pottery workers take note!) or other nasty stuff. Is there anything else I need to know about asbestos danger? Is this stuff proven to be carsinogenic?

Floorcraft

06:54AM | 01/28/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
As far as flooring, the asbestos is encapsulated in the vinyl or glue, the problems come from dry scraping or sanding. The fibers are shaped like a corkscrew, and if they bury themselves in your lungs, after awhile it will cause cancer.
Smokers and children are most at risk, and mostly people who worked in the factories are the ones who died, but I would never recommend asbestos removal a DIY project.
Better safe than sorry.
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