Asbestos Fire Chest -- Release, Contamination, and Disposal

by Duck   Last Updated May 17, 2018 23:21 PM

I'm helping an older relative sort through some of their belongings. They had a fire chest lock box with a label boasting of its 1/4" asbestos lining. Here are my questions:

  • Is handling the box (Setting it on the table, opening and closing the lid -- I'm not drilling a hole through the side) dangerous?
  • Are the items inside potentially contaminated?
  • How do I go about disposing of the box?

Thank you!

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