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Does this ceiling look like it contains asbestos?

Does this ceiling look like it contains asbestos?

Old 10-02-20, 09:20 AM
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Hi, I had water dripping through my kitchen ceiling and someone in my house decided to rip part of it off. I am worried hat it might contain asbestos. I plan to get it checked by a professional but I would like to know whether I can go in there to make food/drink. Any help is much appreciated.

Old 10-02-20, 09:28 AM
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There really isn't any way to tell if something contains asbestos just by looking. The only way to know for sure is to have it tested.
Old 10-02-20, 10:09 AM
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How old is your home? Asbestos was no longer used on residential jobs after the early 80s. Asbestos is really only dangerous in a dry breathable form.

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