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I scared myself...asbestos ceiling tiles?

Old 01-29-07, 02:56 PM
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I scared myself...asbestos ceiling tiles?

I just read info saying some ceiling tiles contained asbestos. I tore mine down 2 years ago and it was circa 1965. They were the 12"X12". They were smooth with small holes in them. The type that was stapled up, not in a track. I replaced them with the same type but from 2004. Is there a risk of asbestos? It's to late now I know, but I inhaled alot of dust from that job.
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I've only painted those types of ceiling tiles and don't know about their make up. No sense beating yourself up about it - what's done is done.
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
No sense beating yourself up about it - what's done is done.
I agree. As far as I know there have been few cases of asbestos related problems outside of individuals who work with it on long term basis. If you want to ease your mind further though, maybe you can find a small piece of the tile and have it tested.
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As the event was several years ago, it is probably going to be difficult to get a piece of it to have it tested. I will say however, that this could be a valid concern that you should talk to your physician about. There is a simple chest x-ray process that is done to check for any problems. Asbestos workers get one on an annual basis.

The good thing for you to know is that asbestos is still all around us, always in the air, etc. Your body has some defense and protection protocols as is, so the likelihood that you would come down with asbestosis would be minimal, but you are better off knowing now.

Hope everything works out ok for you.
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Spent four years in the Navy in the 70's on pre-WWII ships. Often had what was probably asbestos lagging fallimng straight into my face, no dust mask. I'm 62 now and breathing fine. A lot of today's dangers are in my opinion 90% BS and 10% poison.
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Is it okay to inhale lots of dust as long as it doesn't contain asbestos? Cause I've heard that "normal" construction dust has vitamin C in it.
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Generally speaking, large volumes of dust is not good for your lungs.

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