Vermiculite Insulation Containing Asbestos (Dangers And Warnings)


Author: Helpful DIY
16815 View
2m 10s Lenght
25 Rating


This is a quick video that I made of some Vermiculite insulation that contained asbestos. I found this asbestos insulation in my attic as I was doing a kitchen renovation, so I figured that I would make a video of it that described the hazards and warnings that are associated with this specific type of vermiculite. Please, be careful with vermiculite insulation, and always treat it as if it contained asbestos! SUPPORT THE CHANNEL WITH AMAZON SHOPPING: https://www.amazon.com/?tag=helpfuldiy-20 CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikechimmy/ SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL: https://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=helpfuldiy FREE DIY ADVICE EBOOK: https://gumroad.com/l/vFujc Disclaimer: Some of the links in this description may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.


Comments

  1. probably insulates better
  2. I had Asbestos in my old house. My old house been burnt to the ground!!!! I HATE ASBESTOS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
  3. probably insulates better
  4. I live in England, i recall in the seventies and eighties on TV there were 'public information films' on dangers in and around the home and the car, and when out and about. The acting and presentation was lacking something, but the point was you soaked up the information about the hazards. There is no equivalent today, and it seems more and more that you need to be surfing the web (and particularly youtube) to be aware of today's specific hazards. Even the BBC doesn't make any effort in this area. Very few people seem to know about the Libby Montana mine and it's inherent contamination, just like nobody knows polystyrene in contact with PVC wiring actually rots the PVC insulation! Likewise, rags soaked in linseed oil should be left outside and free to aerate, otherwise a box full of them can spontaneously combust. It's no wonder that chrysotile cement roofing gets dumped in the countryside as the cost to legitimately dispose of it is extortionate. I managed to get rid of some amosite/tremolite as my local council will deal with bagged asbestos up to 40kilos, (whatever the hell that is in english) however by and large i am finding that if you have something toxic you are very much on your own, and it is certainly not easy being green.
  5. Scary stuff.