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Breathing in dust, asbestos etc

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  1. cuboid

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    Was knocking down tiles in a bathroom and there was dust everywhere. Wore a rubber filter mask but still had a bad throat for a week. How do you know if its asbestos your drilling into? I heard pipe lagging is the worst what does that look like? A builder wants me to help take up floorboards etc as he's raising the roof on his bungalow. DSC_0778.JPG
     
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  3. noseall

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    Asbestos dust doesn't give you a sore throat.
     
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    done a job back in 2000 on
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hascombe_Court
    owned then by a very anoying ginger presenter we had to take all the oak panneling and flooring up thoughout the estate
    there was dust every where no masks (couldnt smoke with a mask)
    it wasnt till all settled then we see the crumbled lagging and blankets all over the dirt under joists it took an asbestos team 5 weeks to remove all plus a foot of soil from under joists

    not the first time or last time i played with the devil i will just have to wait and see
     
  5. Keithmac

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    I came into servicing motorcycles when asbestos was still widespread use in friction linings etc.

    I've no doubt I've had a fair few lungfulla over the years so just suck it and see..
     
  6. bobsuerita

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    exatley we have all been exposed to it at some stage not knowing but the chances of that one fibre are very low
     
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  7. transam

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    Many in the costruction industry have to go on Asbestos awareness courses .

    asbestos is present & has been used in all types of building materials,

    some floor tiles
    Some types of Artex

    WC cisterns were constructed from it , cold water cisterns (tanks)

    S&Vpipes

    Guttering

    Used in insulation

    Blue asbestos (dust) was used to insulate some twin wall flue pipes , present in the insulation gap

    used in under floor soud deadening and insulation
    some of the earliest case's of what is now known as asbestos was in Ancient Greece , they made table cloths out of it.

    There is a list available listing all (?) the boilers that had asbestos in them

    There is at least one case on record of a wife who got asbestosis from shaking her husbands over alls out prior to putting them in the washing machine

    There is one fella in the CC (or was) who has been diagnosed with asbestosis some years ago
     
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    Wasn't it used for the heat proof pads on ironing boards? I've seen a few of them worn through to the wood below.
     
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    :rolleyes: yep I remember them :)
     
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    DSC_0670.JPG Is there anything bad in the picture I am taking tiles out? Anything in plaster on brickwork or that hessian pipe wrap on shower pipe, isn't asbestos?
     
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    Screenshot_20180604-214215.png this the dangerous stuff
     
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    2 contracters who removed asbestos lagging with out a licence were recently prosecuted by the hse for work they carried out in county durham in 2016

    they were prosecuted under the control of asbestos regs and fined £576 with costs of £847 ( contracter 1)

    & £692 with costs of £844 for the 2nd contractor.
     
  14. I've had to do asbestos awareness for work and you very quickly learn you can compare it to a picture on Google images all day long and you still won't know.

    Usually has to be tested by professionals with lab testing gear if there's any concern. The long term effect of ingesting/breathing this in is death, basically. Doesn't happen over night but it's no way to go from what I've seen.
     
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    No, it sometimes takes that long that people die before the effects become apparent.
     
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    I wish people would stop fixating on asbestos, to the exclusion of other dusts.
    Yes, asbestos is awful stuff, but breathing in too much of any dust is bad for you.
    Work wisely and carefully.
     
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    MDF dust ? Some one said that MDF board has been banned in the USA ????
     
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