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Is there asbestos in horsehair plasterboard?

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August 10, 2009 2:44AM

No. Horsehair was replaced as a strengthening additive in plaster by asbestos. Where one was used the other was not needed. However, the only way to know for certain whether asbestos was used in a plaster is to have a piece of it analyzed in a lab by a qualified technician.