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The asbestos content is relatively low..............

Posted by Jon Mickelson on December 29th, 2002 10:01 AM
In reply to Coming Forward ... by Jay J -Moderator on December 29th, 2002 07:48 AM [Go to top of thread]

In the asbestos "cement" type siding,also referred to as transite or a slate type siding,the asbestos content is fairly low compared to asbestos pipe insulation.
The danger in asbestos is primarily in inhaling fibers,the "cement" nature of the siding keeps the asbestsos fairly stable,unless its being crushed or sanded/grinded on.
Its fairly easy to remove safely.As a precaution,if you choose to remove it,keep it wet,avoid breaking it where possible,and a hepa filtered resperator is always a good idea.

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