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Asbestos worry

wingo22

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Hello,
A few days ago I helped a friend take down a wall in his home. It is a 1940’s home. We wore N95 masks and demolished a wall. Lots of dust and debris everywhere. The wall was made of plaster and had weird insulation bits in it. We were there for about 2-3 hours.

I am worried about asbestos exposure. Is that considered long term exposure? Have I just given myself cancer? I feel so bad that I agreed to help, haven’t slept or eaten well in last 2 days.
 

AriaRen

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Long term exposure is more towards people who worked in construction back in the day, so months and years on end. Short term exposure, with a mask on, will most likely be completely fine!
 

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Hello,
A few days ago I helped a friend take down a wall in his home. It is a 1940’s home. We wore N95 masks and demolished a wall. Lots of dust and debris everywhere. The wall was made of plaster and had weird insulation bits in it. We were there for about 2-3 hours.

I am worried about asbestos exposure. Is that considered long term exposure? Have I just given myself cancer? I feel so bad that I agreed to help, haven’t slept or eaten well in last 2 days.
That is absolutely not long term exposure. If that gave you cancer, there wouldn't be a baby boomer left alive in North America. My dad worked constructions and inhaled raw asbestos for years. He just turned 70. What you're asking is if one cigarette can give you lung cancer.
 

wingo22

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Thanks! Any other opinions out there?
ive been a bit better today but still worried
 

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Nothing more can really be said about it. The replies you have sum it all up rather nicely, IMO.
 

Doug97

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My opinion is you don't have anything worry about. Are you going to keep asking for opinions until one agrees with your fears?
 

Fraser

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Here's my opinion: begin your transition from seeking reassurance and move toward treating your anxiety instead.
 

FlipperK

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I had this same fear earlier this year, here is my post:

 
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