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Re: Asbestos air ducts

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dr sportster

06-07-2014 15:41:44

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Stan , I see from a google search on McQueen it states that his racing suit was nomex and contained no asbestos. Although that may be true somewhere I read that McQueen stuffed extra asbestos sheeting under his suit during certain stunts. I can't find the source right now but I'll keep looking. It may have even been Easyriders magazine. Search about a company from NJ caled UNARCO [ United Asbestos and Rubber Company ] where every worker died in their early forties . The wives lasted a bit longer . Everyone from the junkyard next door also died becuase the fan from the factory was blowing out the side of the building into the junkyard. You may not be afraid of asbestos but what if I offered you a small almost tiny pill . Not even milligrams but a few micrograms . It is so tiny it cant hardly have any effect on you at all . It is called LSD . Woah ,there goes Stan running down the highway naked . How did that happen?

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Stan in Oly, WA

06-08-2014 14:01:28

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 Re: Asbestos air ducts in reply to dr sportster, 06-07-2014 15:41:44  
LSD never made me act like that, and I see no reason to think it would now. Besides, the effective dose would have to be zero micrograms for the offer of a pill to cause an adverse reaction. I'd as soon put a gun to my head and pull the trigger just because someone suggested it as put a pill in my mouth just because someone offered it.

Am I taking all this $hit because I specified asbestos miners and asbestos insulation factory workers as the people who got asbestosis? I wouldn't have expected that it would take rocket scientists to deduce that what I was talking about was that the statistically verifiable asbestos exposure risk is largely limited to people in occupations where exposure is high and long term. Certainly, people not exposed to a lot of asbestos, or for a long time, also come down with pleural mesolithioma. Given that there are almost a third of a billion of us in this country now, anything that CAN happen is going to happen numerically a lot. And I never suggested that anyone be careless about dealing with asbestos. Following the recommended safety procedures when handling asbestos ought to be entirely adequate to prevent dangerous exposure. There's really no need to get hysterical about it.

As far as my contention that any known exposure to asbestos, no matter how small, will virtually guarantee that a later diagnosis of lung cancer will be labeled asbestosis, I'd like to call attention to a parallel hysterical reaction. The number of brown recluse spider bites that show up at emergency rooms, and are treated as such, is highest in parts of the country that have no brown recluse spiders. In parts of the country where brown recluse bites actually occur, ER personnel are often familiar with the real thing, and so are able to recognize the many other things that people think are spider bites that actually aren't.


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bob ia

06-07-2014 18:02:00

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 Re: Asbestos air ducts in reply to dr sportster, 06-07-2014 15:41:44  
A insulators wife died early just from washing his clothes thank god we did our laundry at the plant

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