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... One year ago, August 2008, when my floor carpet was removed, the old, original, dark tiles were exposed. New porcelain tiles were placed on top of the old tiles. ... (2 replies)
... ouncil house. While preparing my kitchen for a new floor of ceramic floor tiles, I used a scraper and hammer to get up a room full of what appear to be old vynal tiles which are brittle and a dark reddish brown. ... (0 replies)
... He told me exactly how to wet the tiles in order to contain the asbestos and to wear face masks and gloves. ... (4 replies)

... I was recently abroad to the US and visited a tourist attraction where we were in a room for 20 minutes or so which had asbestos acoustic tiles (I know this as I have researched since the event). Some were cracked with corners missing, although there were no obvious signs of dust. I have emailed the company involved but have had no response. I am also aware US legislation is... (2 replies)
... Hi all, Roughly 3 years ago I took up a part time job maybe 2 days a week for 8 months and on occasion I may have only done 1 day. During this time I worked in an old garage which supposedly had asbestos ceiling tiles. I wouldn't of said they were all damaged but a couple were visably broken in places, in half that is. Factors I considered before worrying like mad were... (1 replies)
... I would commend the reply by janewhite1, which I think is very balanced. I am sure that you feel very uncomfortable right now, but in the end this is one incident. If you do not smoke and do not have further such exposures there are unlikely to be any consequences. You are probably correct in that the 9 x 9 tiles contained asbestos, but these are one of the lowest risk... (4 replies)
... I'm sorry for writing a book, but I am very concerned and genuinely appreciate the feedback of anyone who takes the time to read this lengthy post. About two weeks ago, I was exposed to asbestos during a flooring removal project that I was tricked into doing by someone I formerly regarded as a friend. I am out of work and was told by this person that the contractor he was... (4 replies)
... I’m a general contractor and have been for over 25 years. I can assure you that you have already been exposed to asbestos in your life. It’s in all buildings and homes in one form or another that were built before the mid 70’s. It was used in insulation, pipe insulation on boilers, plaster, textured ceilings, floor tiles, exterior siding, etc., etc. It was used in an endless... (2 replies)
... Hi Raphael, Yes unfortunately most doctors will not take the risk of saying anything positive for fear of getting sued later on if anything should indeed happen (you never know .. some people, even if they are not that numerous, do get mesothelioma and lung cancer). I think it would be very prudent to stop smoking. From what I have been reading, we are all exposed to... (5 replies)
... i dont think you can get asbestos in a normal ceiling which is not tiles or popcorn ceiling can you? ... (5 replies)
... My exposure was through my high school in NY. We had asbestos acoustical tiles in the ceilings and they were crumbling despite it being a brand new school. So I was only exposed to it for 3 years. ... (17 replies)

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