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Is white asbestos dangerous?

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Answered 2012-02-29 02:23:15

All forms of asbestos may be hazardous to your health is not handled properly.

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When can tiles with asbestos in them become especially dangerous?

Anything items covered with asbestos material are dangerous. But when the items covered with asbestos -- tiles, ductwork, edging, joint connectors on ductwork-- become cracked, the asbestos dust is especially dangerous. Or, when contractors demolish or renovate a building containing asbestos, it will get in the air.

Is non fibrous asbestos dangerous?

There is no such thing as "non-fibrous" asbestos. Part of the definition of asbestos is that it forms fibers.

What is the percentage of asbestos is considered dangerous?

Items with greater than 1 percent of asbestos minerals are considered to contain asbestos.

Could exposure to asbestos while doing home construction be dangerous?

Yes any exposure to asbestos can be dangerous if adequate precautions are not taken.

Is it dangerous to live in a house that has an asbestos roof?

No! It is not, as long as the roof has been sealed against particularization of the material. Asbestos is not dangerous as long as it is contained and not subject to conditions that would release the asbestos fibers into the atmosphere.

How is the Asbestos mineral dangerous?

Asbestos fibers are dangerous because they can cause asbestosis (lung scarring) lung cancer, and mesothelioma (another form of cancer). The mechanism by which asbestos produces cancer is not fully understood.

When can tiles with asbestos in them be dangerous?

When they are damaged or disturbed

Is Asbestos Dangerous?

It is agreed world wide that asbestos is dangerous. The World Health Organisation released figures in 2006 that identified over 4000 deaths in that year relating to asbestos in the UK, 180000 world wide.

What is the downside to asbestos insulation?

Asbestos is really dangerous if inhaled as dust, and can cause serious lung damage.

If you breathe in asbestos can it kill you or can it harm you in any way?

Asbestos fibers are a known carcinogen. It is highly dangerous.

What group is Asbestos in?

Chrysotile asbestos (White) is a Serpentine, Amosite (Grunerite) (Brown asbestos, and Crocidolite (Blue) are Amphiboles

How dangerous is the asbestos found in fibro?

Asbestos found in fibro is very dangerous and needs to be handled by a professional if found. It can cause respiratory problems as well as some cancers.

Is lathe and plaster dust dangerous to pregnant women?

Yes very dangerous, can contain lead and asbestos.

Dry ice and asbestos fall into what hazard class?

Dry ice and asbestos are Hazard Class 9, "Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods."

What is the chemical components of asbestos?

Fe7Si8O22(OH)2 = brown asbestos. Na2Fe2+3Fe3+2Si8O22(OH)2 = blue asbestos. Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4, = White asbestos

Why is the top of a roof made of asbestos painted white?

There is no requirement that asbestos-containing materials be painted white. Tops of roofs, whether made of asbestos or not, are often painted white because that helps reflect the sunlight and reduce the heat loading on the building interior.

How dangerous is vermiculite plus asbestos insulation?

Vermiculite insulation containing asbestos is about as dangerous as any other type of insulation that contains asbestos. If it becomes airborne and people breath in the fibers, their risk of contracting an asbestos related disease increases. The amount of increased risk depends on how much asbestos is in the insulation, how much becomes airborne, how long the people are exposed to the airborne fibers, and whether they smoke tobacco products.

Why is asbestos dangerous for us?

Asbestos is dangerous because, if a person breathes in enough of it over a long enough period of time, that person is more likely to develop asbestosis (lung scarring), lung cancer, or mesothelioma.

What years were asbestos in building materials?

the use of asbestos in buildings in the UK started around 1890, the used of Blue and Brown asbestos was banned in 1985, with White asbestos being banned in <strong>1999</strong>.

Why is asbestos abatement necessary for older buildings?

The product asbestos is known to cause a very dangerous cancer called Mesothelioma, which persons working around asbestos is known to contract therefore protecting themselves is essential.

What type of asbestos is corrugated asbestos roofing?

Corrugated asbestos typically contains White (Chrysotile) asbestos at between 10 to 15 % content, however some older materials can contain Blue and Brown at varying content.

How dangerous is asbestos in schools?

If the asbestos containing material (ACM) is in a good condition and not disturbed then it posses little risk, however when damaged it should be repaired or removed

What chemicals are used in asbestos?

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What is it about asbestos that makes it so dangerous?

Its fine fibers. They can get into your lungs and cause diseases, such as asbestosis.

Have there been successful lawsuits against companies whose asbestos led to health problems for workers?

Yes, there have been successful lawsuits against companies related to asbestos health problems. Asbestos is a dangerous and serious medical condition.