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This is Dr. David
no, you don't have to worry.
asbestos is only a risk if it is moved or disturbed in construction.
many old buildings use asbestos for insulation.
it is a very good insulator.
also mesothelioma risk increases if you smoke cigarettes and are expposed to excessive asbestos
so if you don't smoke, this also cuts down risk
and it doesn't sound like they are doing any construction at the office.
and are not disturbing the asbestos.
Thankyou for your response. Would it not have theoretically been disturbed when the asbestos containing toilet seat was drilled into or when the smoke alarms were installed into the artex ceiling?
that is not big enough construction projects to release asbestos into the air.
Ok i see. I just got worried as you hear stories about very brief single exposures causing cancer?
no, brief exposures alone will not cause cancer.
I am a cancer doctor
you have to be smoking and have exposure to have risks for mesothelioma.
do you smoke?
No i dont smoke
that is good
I would not worry about mesothelioma
let me know if you have other questions.
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Thanks doc, you've helped put my mind at ease:)
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