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what if asbestos ceiling tiles were removed

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Everybody has been exposed to the stuff. It's in the natural world. People who are actually sick from it have been heavily exposed in industry. The ze ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Asbestosis : You are unlikely to develop asbestosis but if you are worried I would see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nobody: It is only dangerous if you stir it up. If someone has to know for some reason, call City Hall, they can give you a name.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Some popcorn ceilings that were applied before the 1977 ban do contain asbestos. Asbestos is typically only harmful if the material is allowed to rele ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes! Get it removed!: Asbestos, i'm afraid, was commonly used in those ceilings. To be sure, you can send a sample to a testing company (it costs about $100 to test a whole ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: I would consider you exposed.There is a link to a lung disorder called asbestosis & a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. The problem wa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Leave them alone: asbestos building materials are not a risk to health as long as they are intact and not disturbed. It is reasonable to assume that acoustic tiles from ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Asbestos disease: The popcorn ceilings are not asbestos.Asbestos was used for insulation, mostly in factories and ships. Pts that end up with diseases related to exposu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Worry doesn't help: Are you feeling unwell? Do you have a cough? Are you short of breath? There is no way to assure you without knowing your symptoms and checking for sig ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: You're not going to get asbestos on board from walking by asbestos that's not being actively tossed into the atmosphere. These old ceilings, even thos ... Read More
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