Asbestos Ceiling Tile?

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Old 11-23-19, 01:34 PM
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Asbestos Ceiling Tile?

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Does this ceiling tile look like it contains asbestos? After replacing some I then thought about the chance of asbestos and am worried now. I know it has to be tested to be sure but does anyone with experience have an opinion?
 
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That looks like a newer track system, any idea when it was installed, I believe mid 80's was the cut off date when everything had to be asbestos free!
 
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I think you answered your own question. Old stock was still being used well into the 80s. The only way to know is to test it. You can't tell by looking.
 
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I do not know when it was installed, some of the building is definitely older.
 
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There were recessed light cans in the tile, would this indicate age or if it may have contained asbestos?
 
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What is your main concern? Painted asbestos doesn't pose a big health risk. It's only when the asbestos fibers/dust is airborne that there is a real health concern.
 
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Some of the tiles were cut on the edges and they took some wiggling to get out. So not all of them were completely painted
 
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If all that is exposed to the living area is painted I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
 
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I replaced maybe 40-50 old ones, so I handled quite a few. This is from a different area, I guess I should get them tested.
 
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Health problems that arise from asbestos are generally from lifelong exposure... someone who worked around boilers all their life... or who scraped ceiling textures... or who used to work in a brake pad factory, or certain vermiculite mines. Not saying that you don't treat it seriously. But the only to know if it is hazardous material is to test it. Contractors must assume it has asbestos (and treat it as such) if it is suspected of containing asbestos. That's why testing is done... to know if you are required to take the precautions or not.

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I can’t see it. I can’t be the only one.?
 
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Nothing visible in the picture. But if you have some doubts then get it checked and have a proper survey of your house. Asbestos is a health hazard and breathing in the contaminated environment can be a health risk.
 
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