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If it was my house I would not worry about it if it was intact (but I would not disturb it either), significant friable spread by convection alone seems unlikely. If I had kids... better safe than sorry, hire an asbestos abatement firm to test and remove/replace if necessary. OSHA PEL (Personal Exposure Limit, max exposure over 8 hours on a time weighted ...


If you want to make the effort, you could fish the reflectors out, clean them, and reinstall them. But vacuuming the radiators may make as much or more difference... (The idea behind these is supposed to be to encourage more heat to go into the room, rather than heating the wall. I don't know whether anyone has actually measured whether this makes a ...

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