A 40-year-old member asked:
how can i protect myself from asbestos?
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Occupational Medicine 28 years experience
Avoid exposure.: Asbestos is only dangerous if it is released into the environment, such that it is inhaled, ingested, or gets on or into the body. Asbestos that is bound up inside another substance only becomes hazardous when that substance is disturbed. Some asbestos occurs naturally outdoors. Fibers are too small to be seen in the air and dust masks don't protect--leave removal to professionals. Don't smoke.
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