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Old 02-05-2008, 10:31 AM   #16
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Jeez. Why's everyone being such jerks in this thread? She asked a pretty simple question.

Anyways, 10 years ago the American Lung Association also thought that fiberglass could cause cancer. Studies since then have caused them to conclude that it doesn't present any real risk of cancer to humans. You can read about it more here if you want to. http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35439

Because this is the second thread on the matter. And I assure you, this woman will NOT be satisfied until her fears are confirmed. She suspects this material is dangerous, and therefore, it must be.

Wait'll she finds out what's inside her oven mitts...

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Old 02-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #17
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Thanks JoeD, Nacko and Natehanson. NO THANKS TO THE REST OF YOU. I hope you all had your fun. Some people just cant feel good about themselves unless they are tearing others down.

And for those of you who think it is not possible fiberglass is dangerous, well that is your own problem.

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:30 PM   #18
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:34 PM   #19
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:53 PM   #20
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Then that is the least of your problems!

Better replace all your HVAC heating ducts, floor, wall, ceiling insulation, and your water heater jacket too.








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Old 02-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #21
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Had the balloonists said to the engineer, "We are lost, where are we", the answer would have been cogent. The moral of the story (but not directed at the original poster) is that there are indeed stupid questions and stupid answers, but the more information that is provided the better both sides of the conversation will be.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:07 PM   #22
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I know that fiberglass is used for insulation in homes. lol But, I dont think its exposed.. Its in the walls... I dont know, I am not a construction expert though lol
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I know that fiberglass is used for insulation in homes. lol But, I dont think its exposed.. Its in the walls... I dont know, I am not a construction expert though lol
Where do you think the heated air goes after it passes through this duct, lol.

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Old 02-06-2008, 02:42 AM   #24
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I know that fiberglass is used for insulation in homes. lol But, I dont think its exposed.. Its in the walls... I dont know, I am not a construction expert though lol
Interestingly enough, I'm looking at my dishwasher right now and I don't see any exposed insulation...
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Don't bother, the woman is a hysteric. Let the thread die, until she finds something else to get hysterical about.
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Yes, just let the thread die , its pointless for this to go on

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Jen you would have a cow if you knew everything that has fiberglass in it in your home. looks like a polyester mat to me by the way, hope it does not give of fumes in the hot dry cycle.
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Did you say polyester? Is that a synthetic?!
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yes, edit it so it looks like you post that before my answer LOL
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Could be mineral wool, which is equally hazardous to inhale as fiber glass. But if it is stuffed (as noise insulation) between the dishwasher unit and the counter top / cabinet sides once and stays there it is safe. I don't think oven mitts are made with fiber glass inside because the fibers will gradually break and come through the fabric.

About the duct with the yellow insulation in it pictured above, is that a fiber glass batt exposed inside? A lot of folks building home theater rooms have problems with the audio going to all parts of the house via forced hot air ducts and various kinds of insulation for the insides have been suggested.

The duct with the pink fiber glass but with a poly' or similar lining on the inside looks safe to me.

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