we bought a home in sep. now that all the snow is gone there is stuff coming out of the ground next to my back yard alot of glass, shingles and tiles how do i know if it's asbestos and do i just rake it up and get rid of it or how do i go about removing it on a limmited income i have kids and worry about them playing out back
Asked by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Home & Garden
Wet it down and put it in a plastic bag. Asbestos is a mechanical hazard not a chemical poison. If it floats through the air into your lungs you can have a problem. (Although some have suggested that if you don't smoke your chances of being affected are greatly reduced or even eliminated.) If you keep it out of the air by wetting it down you should be able to get it tested. BTW don't bother testing the glass. It is inert. I would be concerned with flaky stuff, not glass or ceramic tile.
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