Posted by PC42 on June 05, 2007 at 07:05:49:
There’s definitely a stigma attached to the word, so some people are afraid of it. But that alone wouldn’t be enough to change it out. Like anything, don’t change it out unless it really needs it.
Asbestos abatement is one of the biggest legal shakedowns going. People worked in factories and breathed in asbestos dust for 20, 30 or 40 years and got cancer. The government overeacted and set up ridiculous guidelines for dealing with asbestos in homes and companies can now gouge homeowners to put on their little white space suits and remove it. Well, I’ve removed it myself with nothing but a ventilator and guess what, no cancer! You have to do it on the down low, but it’s well worth it. I took it out to a friend’s farm and buried it, end of asbestos problem.