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(BBC)   Bad: going through all the effort of breaking into a car and finding nothing of value to steal. Worse: breaking into a car full of toxic asbestos   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 62
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2013-04-18 12:34:04 PM  
Instant karma's gonna get you.
 
2013-04-18 01:04:56 PM  
Could have been worse.  Could have been full of bees.
 
2013-04-18 01:05:57 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Could have been worse.  Could have been full of bees.


coated in asbestos?
 
2013-04-18 01:06:12 PM  
Hey, look on the bright side.  You're fire retardant now in case the car catches on fire.
 
2013-04-18 01:07:11 PM  

Walker: Instant karma's gonna get you.


I think like you.

Done in one - grrrr
 
2013-04-18 01:07:12 PM  
Well, I can sue the car's owner for mesothelioma. He didn't put a sign on the car that read "Danger Asbestos in Auto. Do Not Break In/Asbestos Peligro en Auto. Se meten a"
 
2013-04-18 01:09:25 PM  
Burn baby bur.... Oh wait.
 
2013-04-18 01:09:54 PM  
Forgive me if i'm wrong, but a single exposure to asbestos is NOT going to kill you. People inhale asbestos every day while waiting for the bus. Unless you've breathed in massive amounts without some kind of PPE I don't get the hype.
 
2013-04-18 01:10:13 PM  
That's actually a pretty clever way to catch the criminals. "Oh yeah, that car you broke in had... uhh... Ebola. Ebola sweaters. You should check yourself in right away. For ebola."
 
2013-04-18 01:10:26 PM  
Boy, are they going to be sorry in 30 years.
 
2013-04-18 01:10:43 PM  
SultanofSchwing [TotalFark]

Could have been worse. Could have been full of bees.


You mean the Beemobile?
"You mean your Chevy?"
Yes.
 
2013-04-18 01:10:58 PM  
I don't think he will be breathing easily tonight.
 
2013-04-18 01:11:19 PM  
HAHA...enjoy your cancer.
 
2013-04-18 01:12:13 PM  
meedogenloos.nl

If there ever was a time for this meme...
 
2013-04-18 01:13:28 PM  
deanis
Forgive me if i'm wrong, but a single exposure to asbestos is NOT going to kill you. People inhale asbestos every day while waiting for the bus. Unless you've breathed in massive amounts without some kind of PPE I don't get the hype.

Nanny state and maybe they want the crooks to seek treatment for ease of capturing. It may back fire on them when the whole neighborhood shows up at the hospital and demands "Asbestos testing".
 
2013-04-18 01:13:33 PM  
Beats gluing razor blades to the heat sinks on the back of your aftermarket car deck. Back in the day when such measures were necessary.
 
2013-04-18 01:14:31 PM  
Argh.

Asbestos IS NOT TOXIC.

Asbestos is actually quite inert, that's why it was used so much, it's really good at not reacting with things, thus making it a very good fire barrier.  That property is also why it's dangerous, because the body can't break it down and it tends to have very small, very sharp particles.  Over time, as those particles sit in the lungs, they irritate the lung tissue.  And constant irritation over long periods of time can cause cancer.
 
2013-04-18 01:14:35 PM  
Well, allthebesttoyou's!
 
2013-04-18 01:15:50 PM  

DarkVader: Argh.

Asbestos IS NOT TOXIC.

Asbestos is actually quite inert, that's why it was used so much, it's really good at not reacting with things, thus making it a very good fire barrier.  That property is also why it's dangerous, because the body can't break it down and it tends to have very small, very sharp particles.  Over time, as those particles sit in the lungs, they irritate the lung tissue.  And constant irritation over long periods of time can cause cancer.


So what you're saying is, the Politics tab causes cancer?
 
2013-04-18 01:19:21 PM  

DarkVader: Argh.

Asbestos IS NOT TOXIC.

Asbestos is actually quite inert, that's why it was used so much, it's really good at not reacting with things, thus making it a very good fire barrier.  That property is also why it's dangerous, because the body can't break it down and it tends to have very small, very sharp particles.  Over time, as those particles sit in the lungs, they irritate the lung tissue.  And constant irritation over long periods of time can cause cancer.


I discovered this when tearing up a layer of 9 inch tile in our old place. I freaked out at first, but then after reading that its only harmful when inhaled for long periods of time I was cool. i still bought a bunch of protective equipment. gotta love lawyers.
 
2013-04-18 01:19:48 PM  

DarkVader: Argh.

Asbestos IS NOT TOXIC.

Asbestos is actually quite inert, that's why it was used so much, it's really good at not reacting with things, thus making it a very good fire barrier.  That property is also why it's dangerous, because the body can't break it down and it tends to have very small, very sharp particles.  Over time, as those particles sit in the lungs, they irritate the lung tissue.  And constant irritation over long periods of time can cause cancer.


From what i remember about asbestos, is that it's fibers can get so thin and fine as to cause DNA to split which starts a tumor... but after doing a google search that may have been speculation...
 
2013-04-18 01:19:57 PM  

deanis: Forgive me if i'm wrong, but a single exposure to asbestos is NOT going to kill you. People inhale asbestos every day while waiting for the bus. Unless you've breathed in massive amounts without some kind of PPE I don't get the hype.


Exactly. Or long exposure over the course of many, many years. Even then, it won't start to manifest for 20-40 years.

It's been banned in England for so long, (the health effects of it were, of course, covered up here by the industry), that they probably don't know how to deal with it.

If you live in the United States and have a home built before 1980, it most likely has asbestos in it somewhere. Unless its friable and falling apart, it's not going to kill you.
 
2013-04-18 01:21:25 PM  

deanis: Forgive me if i'm wrong, but a single exposure to asbestos is NOT going to kill you. People inhale asbestos every day while waiting for the bus. Unless you've breathed in massive amounts without some kind of PPE I don't get the hype.


I think it depends on the type of exposure. If you were to be involved in the demolition of a place containing a bunch of asbestos and the crew you were with were the gas-spraying models from Zoolander and they were throwing it up in the air and making it snow asbestos and doing lines of the stuff--then one time would probably be enough. But some guy who breaks into a truck and rips open a bag of dirty asbestos clothes, says "Fark!", and then leaves--is probably not going to haveto worry.
 
2013-04-18 01:24:02 PM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: deanis: Forgive me if i'm wrong, but a single exposure to asbestos is NOT going to kill you. People inhale asbestos every day while waiting for the bus. Unless you've breathed in massive amounts without some kind of PPE I don't get the hype.

I think it depends on the type of exposure. If you were to be involved in the demolition of a place containing a bunch of asbestos and the crew you were with were the gas-spraying models from Zoolander and they were throwing it up in the air and making it snow asbestos and doing lines of the stuff--then one time would probably be enough. But some guy who breaks into a truck and rips open a bag of dirty asbestos clothes, says "Fark!", and then leaves--is probably not going to haveto worry.


Yes, a freak asbestos fight accident.
 
2013-04-18 01:24:07 PM  
It wasn't a car...

Caravan in the US:

www.strutmasters.com


Caravan UK: Choice of dags or asbestos.  Wheels optional.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-18 01:26:08 PM  
durbnpoisn.comli.com

That'll teach 'em
 
2013-04-18 01:27:41 PM  
organizmx:

It's been banned in England for so long, (the health effects of it were, of course, covered up here by the industry), that they probably don't know how to deal with it.

There's a huge industry in the UK on Asbestos clean up, just like in the US. Most schoolkids here also know what it is and the dangers (popular primary school science class topic). These criminals clearly were retarded.
 
2013-04-18 01:52:32 PM  
My friend's van got broken into last night, getting a kick...

All the thieves got was an iPod CHARGER, and two backpacks with a 5 and 7 year old's books and homework, and a few Harry potter books. Nice job, dumbarse.
 
2013-04-18 01:53:19 PM  
My favorite are the idiots who break into placarded trucks and steal blatantly labeled radiography cameras.

/how stupid are you, for real
 
2013-04-18 02:02:27 PM  

kiwimoogle84: My friend's van got broken into last night, getting a kick...

All the thieves got was an iPod CHARGER, and two backpacks with a 5 and 7 year old's books and homework, and a few Harry potter books. Nice job, dumbarse.


Good luck getting a teacher to accept "My homework was stolen" as an excuse!
 
2013-04-18 02:06:36 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Well, I can sue the car's owner for mesothelioma. He didn't put a sign on the car that read "Danger Asbestos in Auto. Do Not Break In/Asbestos Peligro en Auto. Se meten a"


Came into this thread to bet that Elf'n'Safety will probably mandate this very thing in the future; big warning signs on every window and door stating ASBESTOS CONTAMINATED MATERIALS INSIDE, possibly also mandating that such materials be stored in some kind of locked container before disposal..
 
2013-04-18 02:12:57 PM  
White asbestos is best asbestos.
 
2013-04-18 02:13:32 PM  
What everyone else said.  One time exposure probably won't cause any damage.   It (usually) requires exposure of years.

However, the science on asbestos is still not fully established.  Oh, its enough for the attorneys and their associated "medical experts" to score money for the "victims".  But the actual amount of time, the intensity of the exposure which will cause cancer is not known.  Its further complicated by the type of asbestos (the shape of the fibers determines its lethal capabilities - some are far worse than others) one was exposed to, and other factors may cause a person to be more susceptible like genes and the connection to smoking history.  Actually the link between smoking and asbestos exposure is an area not fully explored along with other carcinogens.

FUN FACT:  Did you know California's state rock is natural asbestos?  Serpentine... which contains naturally occurring asbestos (chysotile asbestos fibers).

Another FUN FACT:  Almost everyone has asbestos in their lungs.  If you hike or camp in certain areas, you'll even have a higher amount of asbestos in your lungs than other folks!
 
2013-04-18 02:16:21 PM  

SultanofSchwing: DarkVader: Argh.

Asbestos IS NOT TOXIC.

Asbestos is actually quite inert, that's why it was used so much, it's really good at not reacting with things, thus making it a very good fire barrier.  That property is also why it's dangerous, because the body can't break it down and it tends to have very small, very sharp particles.  Over time, as those particles sit in the lungs, they irritate the lung tissue.  And constant irritation over long periods of time can cause cancer.

So what you're saying is, the Politics tab causes cancer?


No, what he's saying is the cure for asbestos cancer is clearing your lungs with marijuana smoke, which seems to have a great effect at sticking to things that irritate the lungs and sinus cavities and letting you cough out stuff you otherwise couldn't.
 
2013-04-18 02:17:05 PM  
When did they come out with colored asbestos?  I thought it was all white?
 
2013-04-18 02:18:11 PM  

wingnut396: It wasn't a car...

Caravan in the US:

[www.strutmasters.com image 400x250]


Caravan UK: Choice of dags or asbestos.  Wheels optional.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x428]


Approves...

l.yimg.com
 
2013-04-18 02:21:31 PM  
Needs a Karma tag.
 
2013-04-18 02:39:44 PM  

wingnut396: Caravan UK: Choice of dags or asbestos.  Wheels optional.


Or maybe something like this, in which case you'd need to be pretty dumb to think that breaking in might be a good idea:

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-18 02:42:40 PM  
csb: A guy I know bought a house (probably for a dollar), decided to fix up the attic and found it was full of asbestos insulation. He found a guy to remove it for $200. The guy didn't even wear a dust mask. I kind of want to find out how good of a furnace filter they have before I let my son go back over there.
 
2013-04-18 02:45:12 PM  

pjc51: wingnut396: Caravan UK: Choice of dags or asbestos.  Wheels optional.

Or maybe something like this, in which case you'd need to be pretty dumb to think that breaking in might be a good idea:

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 850x637]


So he opted for the model with asbestos AND wheels.  Personal choice I guess, but I like dags better.
 
2013-04-18 02:55:14 PM  

indarwinsshadow: SultanofSchwing: Could have been worse.  Could have been full of bees.

coated in asbestos?


OH GOD BEES!  AND YOU CAN'T KILL THEM WITH FIRE!
 
2013-04-18 03:00:09 PM  
Well it looks like Darwin is loose again
 
2013-04-18 03:26:43 PM  
Nothin gives me warm fuzzies like hearing about thieves getting some sort of comeuppance.

I guess someone would have a problem with me storing a collection of pipe bombs and leaky propane tanks in my truck? It's not a booby trap if you're just stupid, and not malicious, right?
 
2013-04-18 03:29:28 PM  
I'll take "Cosmic Justice" for $500, Alex.
 
2013-04-18 03:30:05 PM  
On the next episode of 'bait cars'...
 
2013-04-18 03:31:52 PM  
Has he filed suit against the caravan owner yet?
 
2013-04-18 03:35:41 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Worser, the asbestos contains sodium benzoate
 
2013-04-18 03:43:05 PM  
I'm confused... who gave the bees asbestos, or was it already in the car that the bees car-jacked?
 
2013-04-18 03:54:24 PM  
Coulda been worse...

www.cinecultist.com
 
2013-04-18 03:56:52 PM  
Here in Virginia when you remove it you can bag it and send it to the landfill.  It's inert material.  Calm down people.  You are probably in more danger from the plastic bag than from the asbestos.
 
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