Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:I also used to think asbestos was a type of potato and that the stuff that grows in walls and floors was espestus.
I now work in construction.
You would be suprised on how many people dont know what asbestos is. I was responsible for part of the asbestos abatement division of my old company. Luckily i only had to sell the jobs and oversee them, i would want no part of the actual removal of it.
I do some removal (not intentionally), I am working a summer construction job and we are renovating a university, we have to demo a lot of the rooms and there is a chance of asbestos being present. This will probably catch up with me in 30 years.
All i can say to you is wear a respirator. Im not too sure on the laws in Canada but In the States your employer has to provide you with one. It may not take 30 years for those fish hook fibers to infest your lungs man. Be safe.
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