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Old 03-02-2009, 04:26 PM   #21
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I have one of those crappy popcorn ceilings

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
I have one of those crappy popcorn ceilings
You might want to test it, although it's probably not much harm
unless you mess with it - or not.

Like I said, testing is easy. You may wish to buy the appropriate
respirator - I think the occasional use type is pretty cheap - scrape
a little into a bottle and send to the appropriate authorities.

Like I said, it cost my friend a few minutes of effort and $25, all the
more egregious that this idiot contractor didn't do it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
Everyone telling the OP that his/her asbestos tiles are not worth getting excited about is right.

But your analogy is misleading and false. Chronic exposure to airborne asbestos has been proven to be very harmful. Asbestosis/mesothelioma is well documented, there is no equivalent condition related to glass fibers/fiberglass. If you know of one, tell us.

I can give dozens of links, but you can Google and pick one you trust.
The equivalent fiberglass exposure disease is silicosis. It's from the silica dust though it's fairly rare without long term exposure to fiberglass dust. It's more common with people who handle micronized silica dust and people who make gravel or otherwise grind alot of rocks or glass. Can be fatal, I believe 200 people in the US died from it in 1999.

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