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Old 01-14-2016, 12:36 PM   #11
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My wife worked for a law firm that defended companies sued for asbestos and silicosis. What do you think silica is? It is the primary ingredient in the production of glass.

https://youtu.be/SeqDm9l3yEM
Her firm defended the manufacturers. Did they win?

Your post makes it sound that by walking by someone working on fiberglass you will get cancer and die. That is just not true.

There are exposure limits for silica set by NIOSH. The effects are accumulative. They do not happen from a few repair operations. Silicosis is suspected to be related to cancer. It is still being studied. The official information is here.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-1...s/2002-129.pdf

Please read your original post again. Does it read like an attempt to communicate that people should use reasonable caution, or is it more an alarmist inflammatory statement based upon no real information. (I'll ignore the suggestion that you think that it is ok for the blue collar workers to do that dangerous job for you even when you feel it is extremely dangerous.)

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Just let someone else do it. It is extremely hazardous to you and your family's health. Once you start sanding, the fiberglass dust goes everywhere and stays FOREVER. Not good as it can cause Silicosis (cancer).
FOREVER?

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There are cases where very young children have contracted it just from hugging daddy at night before bed while he is still in his work overalls.
That may be true for someone having worked with asbestos. Even then, there are some forms of asbestos which are worse as to causing mesothelioma as opposed to others. (For instance. African asbestos - more toxic, fortunately more expensive so less common in N. America, as opposed to Canadian asbestos - less expensive, more common.) To be clear, silicosis is not proven to be as directly related to mesothelioma as is asbestos.
Please provide documentation to back your hug claim as relates to silicosis.


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Old 01-14-2016, 01:10 PM   #12
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I'm interested in trading up to white hawk. Local dealer has good price on sale, but there is a little dent damage in the fiberglass (little accident).

The dent is very small, but it does make a little hole, pierced through. Due to an accident with pop up camper while backing. The pointy sharp corner of the pop up camper hit the side of the white hawk while backing up, they said. For that they are selling it at cost.

My question for fiberglass siding owners, does fiberglass little hole like that repairable and does not spread ?

Does fiberglass behaves like windshield ,that , once chippped it will spread ?

They said that they will repair it, but I wonder if even after repair, the hole will spread to crack due to constant movement of the whole trailer.

I know that I had a chipped windshield before , and it spread to a crack along the windshield
If they're fixing it and do a good job I wouldn't worry about it. None of us know what our new trailers, or cars and trucks went through before we first saw them.
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Thank you!

Thank you all for the help and opinion.
And yes , the dealer says they will fix it before handing the trailer off to me.
Now is the negotation time !
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I'm curious as to what the dealers 'cost' is.
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Fiberglass does not cause Silicosis

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Just let someone else do it. It is extremely hazardous to you and your family's health. Once you start sanding, the fiberglass dust goes everywhere and stays FOREVER. Not good as it can cause Silicosis (cancer).

There are cases where very young children have contracted it just from hugging daddy at night before bed while he is still in his work overalls.
Here is some info about Silicosis:
Factory, mine, and masonry workers are at the greatest risk for silicosis because they deal with silica in their work. Silica is a highly common mineral found in sand, rock, and quartz. People who work in the following industries are at greatest risk:

asphalt manufacturing
concrete production
crushing or drilling rock and concrete
demolition work
glass manufacturing
masonry
mining
quarrying
sandblasting
tunneling

A person sanding fiberglass should be careful and wear a mask, but they can't get silicosis from doing that.
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