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Do-It-Yourself Home Asbestos Test Kit Label Close-up

Do-It-Yourself Home Asbestos Test Kit Label Close-up

Close-up portion of front-side package labeling on a "do-it-yourself" asbestos sampling kit designed for use by home occupants. So, one is to presume it’s safe or not at risk of asbestos exposure if in home built after 1978?

While there are several concerning issues about this test kit, the basic premise of having untrained laypersons disturbing suspect (or moreover, actual) asbestos materials in their own home seems most troubling.

The idea of the general public unwittingly contaminating themselves and their families by digging into asbestos materials in their own homes seems flawed, at the very least.

Any process with the words "asbestos" and "do-it-yourself" is simply a bad idea.

Posted by Asbestorama on 2009-06-14 23:18:29

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