Any good consultant does not recommend removal unless there is a need to do so. Did you notice that I indicated that there should be no reason to avoid an old stove?Originally Posted by Johnny B
You might want to read up on the deaths from asbestos. Since WWII is often mentioned on this site, what about the workers in places such as San Diego who died from asbestos exposure while building ships, and their wives who died from asbestos exposure just from washing their work clothes?
Unfortunately, people will still be dying from it 30 years from now, due to all of the rennovation and demolition work which is performed illegally. The simple steps needed to limit exposures, especially keeping it wet and wearing a good respirator, are only common amongst contractors hired to remove asbestos.
You might also want to read Magic Mineral To Killer Dust, a real classic indicating that the dangers were known 100 years ago!