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A 19-year-old female asked:

i walked by a broken piece of popcorn ceiling. if i breathe near it or touch it could i be affected by asbestos?!? so scared i was too close...

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 those that actually contain asbsetos, don't release the stuff. Despite all the silly, political stuff especially from the 1980's, they post no danger. Even if you're around one when it breaks, the exposure is trivial.

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