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A 36-year-old male asked:

someone removed asbestos ceiling tiles in the basement while i was upper floor.i visited basement after they did it.my hvac was in the basement but i think it was off. ducts where there. stayed in house from 2013-14& 2015-16. what are my chance?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Asbestosis : You are unlikely to develop asbestosis but if you are worried I would see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis

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