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What are the most effective ways to prevent asbestosis?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Asbestosis

Most common in miners of asbestos.
Others: shipyard, foundry, and demolition workers, and old brakepad manufacturers. Asbestos insulated homes and offices are not a source of exposure unless you remodel/demolish without respiratory protection. This is now illegal so its unlikely, but you should check with osha representatives at work, and with your builder if you live in an "older" (~70s) homes.

In brief: Asbestosis

Most common in miners of asbestos.
Others: shipyard, foundry, and demolition workers, and old brakepad manufacturers. Asbestos insulated homes and offices are not a source of exposure unless you remodel/demolish without respiratory protection. This is now illegal so its unlikely, but you should check with osha representatives at work, and with your builder if you live in an "older" (~70s) homes.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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