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The plaster in the following images is from 1958.

What is the likelihood of it containing asbestos?

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if its from the 50's the chances are very high. however, it is region specific often. if you are located in the eastern us or canada, there is a very good chance of it. if you are worried about it, you can remove a small sample and take it to a local health lab or college chemistry lab and have it tested.

  • It's located in Denmark. The danish asbestos info-sites almost never mentions plaster as a risk - only insulation, roofcoverings etc. – Birdman Apr 4 '16 at 15:47
  • sorry - i know nothing of danish plaster or danish asbestos. my expertise is exclusively north american. the lab approach is still the easiest way to know for sure. good luck – personal privacy advocate Apr 4 '16 at 15:57
  • Whatever you do, don't sand or grind it without taking proper precautions. – ArchonOSX Apr 4 '16 at 16:07
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After a lab-test, I can confirm that the plaster does not contain asbestos. I have been told by craftsmen that the probability of plaster containing asbestos in Denmark is almost non-existing.

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