Asbestos under wood tiles?

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Andrew0855

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Hey everyone. So I was helping a friend dig up an old wooden parquet style floor in a foreclose he bought. The house was built in 1966. While digging up the wood panels a lot of dust was in the air, and thinking it was just concrete I didn't have a ventilator. Does anyone know if they use to put asbestos in the type of adhesive used back then for wood panels floors?
 

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The dust is 60 years of dust getting thru the floor, any of the mastic style glues with or with out asbestos would be really difficult to turn to dust.
 

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I think health problems related to asbestos is more to do with working around it for years, then for a few days. While it's certainly not good for your health to be breathing any asbestos in. I think the really serious health problems related to it come for extended exposure, often years.
 

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Yes, they were sometimes put down with cutback and it can turn to powder.
 

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