How dangerous is asbestos insulation?


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Sajid Hameed Profile
Sajid Hameed , Asbestos, answered

your home or office has vermiculite insulation, here’s what you need to know to
protect yourself from exposure to dangerous asbestos

Victor Horo Profile
Victor Horo answered

Breathing in asbestos fibres can cause cancer and other diseases, such as:

  • asbestosis
    • a scarring of the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe
  • mesothelioma
    • a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity
  • lung cancer
    • smoking can greatly increase this risk

There are no significant health risks if materials containing asbestos in your home are:

  • tightly bound in products and are in good condition
  • sealed behind walls and floorboards
  • isolated in an attic
  • left undisturbed

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