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Asbestos

the other day i drove past a house that was having asbestos removed could i get any cancers from being exposed for about 5 seconds
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Hello,

There is likely zero or negligible amount of exposure to asbestos fibers in the scenario that you describe in your posting. And, there is no risk of developing asbestos related cancer without having exposure to asbestos.

~•~ Dr. Parks

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical or legal advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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No. Such an exposure is statistically insignificant.
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