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asbestos in plasterboard walls?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by endoftheworld, 16 Sep 2019.

  1. endoftheworld

    endoftheworld

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    I ended up smashing a medium sized hole in the plasterboard in my room earlier yesterday. Now I didn't use any protection whilst tearing out the various bits and then using polyfiler to close out the hole. I'm guessing I didn't expose myself to anything other than just some dust? There's no asbestos in these plasterboards?

    I've been told modern plasterboards should not have any asbestos, however where I live was built in the 60s I think. That's around the time when they still use to use asbestos in building materials, walls etc.

    In any case, it's only long term exposure that's an issue, right? In terms of it being a health risk?
     
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  3. Plasterboard doesn't / hasn't contained asbestos
     
  4. Thomasthepiperson

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    I think you are getting confused with AIB this can look like plasterboard. I don’t think plasterboard has ever contained asbestos, as it’s fireproof anyway
     
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