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Exposure Limits

The asbestos regulations set a maximum amount of asbestos you can be exposed to.

The law says you can be exposed to 0.1 of a fibre per cubic cm3. A cube of the asbestos is approximately 1inch square by one each deep contains around 2-3 million fibres.

0.1 of a fibre over 4 hours is an exceedingly small figure.

Short-term exposure limits are 0.6 of a fibre per cm3 over a 10-minute period, realistically 0.1-0.6 will not have any damaging effect.