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    advice on the dangers of removing asbestos and the health risk of having it in the house

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    I've read about the dangers of asbestos in Artex. I know that there's a risk of inhaling asbestos in substantial quantities upon removing it but what about just being in the same room as an asbestos surface in general? Isn't there still a health risk present and if so, how dangerous is it?

    Asked by Luke on 17th Aug 2020
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    ProDem Reclamation Ltd

    "The asbestos bonded Artex ceiling is normally very safe to live with UNLESS it's disturbed or damaged etc. When the Artex cracks or people even drill into it to put up new lights or even cut into it to put spotlights up, asbestos dust will be released. ALL CLEAR ASBESTOS in Bournemouth can seal the ceiling but normally if you are worried about living with asbestos in your home we can remove the ceiling safely ready for a new safe plasterboard ceiling to be put up. Licensed staff will issue a Statement of Cleanliness Certificate upon completion of the works and leave you a clean safe room."

    Answered on 12th Feb 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report

    "Asbestos is only hazardous if it is being disturbed. If it is left alone then there are no hazards to health, however, if it is exposed, dust particles will be breathed in due to airflow. But if is hidden and covered up, any homes built before 1999 had asbestos built in most parts of the house, before this asbestos was the next best thing and used for insulation and other reasons, it’s used in lofts, flooring, walls, doors and much more. But the answer to your question is unless disturbed it is not hazardous, hope this helps"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report

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