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Based upon the description, the hazard of asbestos has been present on the property for many years and most likely through multiple owners. To date the current owner has not moved to mitigate the hazard, either through ignorance of its presence or due to disregard for the potential harm that may result. As renters, the meaningful options are really: ...


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There is no Do-It-Yourself asbestos abatement process that meets US construction industry standards for safety and the protection of air quality. The only proper methods for renovating structures containing asbestos bearing building materials require removal and/or encapsulation by professionals experienced in the area. There is no silver bullet in a ...


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There are a few routes to consider. (each escalating as you go down) Get a second opinion You're concerned the inspection isn't up to snuff and you might be at risk of getting exposed to asbestos. This is a valid concern that shouldn't be taken lightly, asbestos contamination kills people, simple as that. You need to get a second opinion that YOU pay for. ...


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The test lab's report, undoubtedly reflects the scope of work for which the test lab was contracted. That was almost certainly along the lines of: Obtain a field sample of the tape. Test the field sample for the presence of asbestos Given that scope, under the scientific method there is only evidence to support conclusions regarding hazards posed by the ...


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I would get an 2nd opinion report. And then based upon that report make a decision on whether to move or not. A report that conflicts with the one that the landlord contracted for should be strong grounds to get you out of any lease.


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If you don't trust the expert brought in by the landlord, then you might want to pay to have your own expert validate your concerns. As far as to what the landlord does and does not have to do, you'll have to review the lease and laws in your state. At this point, he has paid for a report of a presumed expert that says the ducts are safe as is; it will ...


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Asbestos in building materials is generally only a concern where the material is friable i.e. brittle and crumbly. You haven't said, but if the "panel" was removed as a unit, then almost certainly very little asbestos was released. If, on the other hand, the panel were pulverized and destroyed to the point where a lot of dust was created, that may be cause ...



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