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Asbestos via rain drops from roof top

12 Oct 2017 09:13

I have left a tub filled with clothes , water and soap exposed to rain water from Asbestos roof tops (it’s in a hotel room-not my house so I cannot state the roof conditions just that is made from wavey sheets of Asbestos nailed together, some are cut).

Are the clothes safe to wear, can I wash them in a washing machine?

Thanks!

Re: Asbestos via rain drops from roof top

12 Oct 2017 13:16 in response to Moshoon

Welcome to Cancer Chat Moshoon and thanks for posting a question. 

While it is easy to understand why you might be concerned, I'm afraid we can't say whether or not your clothes will pose any risk to you, so the best advice we can give you is to contact the Health and Safety Executive, in case you haven't done that yet?

We hope this helps a little.

All the best,

Renata, Cancer Chat Moderator

 

Re: Asbestos via rain drops from roof top

12 Oct 2017 13:37 in response to Moderator Renata

I am not afraid I was exposed, just the clothes, and only through them being soaked in the rain drops from the roof.

i am considering two options:

1. Washing them

2. Tossing them

thanks