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Is asbestos siding harmful to humans?

Yes, always
23%
In most cases
9%
In some cases
59%
No, never
6%
Not sure
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Question: Is asbestos siding harmful to humans?
Top Answer (59% of 76 votes): In some cases.

Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Asbestos is harmful and is a specialized field.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: As long as the siding is not disturbed, causing the fibers to become air borne, it remains safe to it's occupants.
Michael Moffitt, Moffitt Property Inspections & Consulting
Answer: No, never
Explanation: No, not generally.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is usually safe to be near asbestos siding that is in good condition. But, if the siding is aged and broken, there may be danger of inhalation.
Quality Environmental
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Possible if the siding has been severely damaged.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Asbestos siding is harmless unless the dust is inhaled.
Safeguard Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only when friable. This means cut or handled in a manner that makes the material airborne
Spotlight Home Inspection L.L.C.
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Only when crumbled or being removed... leave it to a pro.
North State Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is harmful only if it has been disturbed. The fibers only become airborne during demolition.
Kairos Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: So long as the asbestos is encapsulated and not exposed to the open-air it does not pose a significant threat to humans however should it be cracked broken or exposed could compose a carcinogen threat
Able Home Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: usually only if cut or damaged
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: when its friable
Allied Services Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If the surface is damaged, sanded , etc. the residue if breathed or otherwise exposed to it could cause certain undesirable medical conditions.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Asbestos must be in a friable condition to be considered harmful. As long as the asbestos is in good condition and is not cracking or breaking apart then it would not be considered harmful to humans. I always recommend monitoring asbestos as conditions may change from season to season in a house.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Asbestos siding is usually not dangerous if it is in good condition. If the siding is damaged and crumble when touch it is dangerous.
Best Choice Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on handling method.
Riverbend Property Inspections LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If asbestos siding is disturbed by sanding or grinding, it can get airborne and become a respirable hazard to humans. If the siding is not disturbed, it remains "non-friable" and does not enter the air.
Texas Mold Consultants
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Asbestos in any for is harmful to humans
Ray REI
ProMatcher
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Asbestos is a known carcinogen and is very harmful to humans.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If asbestos siding is sufficiently encapsulated/sealed, it poses little hazard to humans.
Nicholas Home Inspection & Maintenance, Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: As long as its not disturbed there is no immediate harm.
Your Home Property Consultants
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: the fiber can get stuck in your lungs
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Only when disturbed
House detective
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If the siding is broken and the particles become airborne.
Spire Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only if it in damaged condition
JCs Environmental Technologies
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Asbestos is only dangerous when cut, sawn, or broken into small enough pieces so that asbestos fibers are sent into the air. . If asbestos remains intact in siding, insulation, popcorn ceilings, or other materials it poses no risk and is not dangerous.
NH Roof Consulting & Inspection
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Asbestos is only dangerous when it becomes airborne (friable). If it is not being disturbed, it is general considered safe.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only when disturbed.
iInspect
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: any asbestos siding is harmful to humans
JKM Home Inspections
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