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Old 01-22-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Asbestos tiles under carpet


How hazardous is it to pull up a carpet glued to those old asbestos tiles? Is there the chance of asbestos particles from the tiles being embedded in the glue used to keep the carpet down? ( done in the 1970's)

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Asbestos tile are only hazardous in they break. The airborn dust particals are what are harmful. If you can pull the carpet up and the tile stay down there will not be a problem.

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The only time it becomes a problem is when the asbestos become friable. The tile itself has to be powdery. Those tiles contain only a small percentage of asbestos anyway. The black adhesive (cutback) has more asbestos than the tile.
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