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Old 05-25-2019, 07:35 PM   #1
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Should I Be Worried?


Hey all!

Canadian in a rental unit built in 1890 or so and converted sometime more recently (old house above a retail store in a big city, each floor now its own apartment).

Bout a year ago, the ceiling above my bed cracked and fell onto my bed. Landlordís Contractor came to remove old ceiling and put up new one.

My question it this. Even after getting it professionally deep-cleaned, iím still finding lots of grey/dark dust attached to places in the room, and I recently found bits of the old plaster hidden under my bed.

As itís an old house, Iím worried about asbestos fibres in the drywall/paint, and general affects of breathing in that dark-coloured dust over the past year. Attached a photo of the pieces, looks like mostly animal hair in the drywall but Iím no expert. Basically wondering if I should be worried, or if I should stop being anxious about what Iíve been breathing in every night for a year!

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Not likely when you see horse hair, the bigger problem would be lead paint but from either it takes years of working in an environment with this stuff, I would not be happy with the landlord or his contractor.
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You have to ask yourself a question.

Are you willing to move.?

If not, don't worry about it.
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Basically wondering if I should be worried, or if I should stop being anxious about what I’ve been breathing in every night for a year!
Ayuh,..... Only if yer allergic to horse hair, or plaster of paris,....
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