Are Rhinoboard fibres harmful?


Old 04-16-09, 04:29 PM
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Are Rhinoboard fibres harmful?

We have a tile entrance I want to rip up, but I noticed they installed Rhinoboard under the tile. I have a 2 1/2 year old and my wife's pregnant and I need to know if the fibres are ok to inhale. They won't be around when I rip it up and I'll clean up as much as I can, but I know the dust will go everywhere. Is it ok?
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Old 04-16-09, 05:11 PM
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I don't think anyone here is qualified to answer that question. Your best option is to call the manufacturer, which I believe is Custom Building Products.

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I wouldn't think it would be harmful, but I'de call them just to find out.
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AVOID BREATHING SILICA DUST. This product when cut,
drilled, or abraded produces dust containing Free Silica which
may cause cancer or delayed lung injury (Silicosis) if inhaled.
Work outdoors, in well ventilated area, or use mechanical
ventilation. Please wear safety glasses and dust mask. If in
dusty areas or where airborne dust exceeds PEL wear NIOSH/
MSHA approved respirator. This product contains one or more
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. See
Material Safety Data Sheet for detailed information.


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