Asbestos Fibro Sheeting compared to modern day Villaboard. What they look like and what they break like.
DO NOT break anything that you think could be Asbestos unless it is fully wet down by soaking overnight in a bucket of water. I am a licensed Asbestos Removalist, and have taken great care in preparing this sample. I am also wearing a protective face shield.

A side note:
Asbestos fibres do not enter your body through your skin.
They can enter through your eyes, ears, nose and mouth. All of these entry points lead to your stomach or lungs.
(Yes your ears drain into your throat and your eyes drain into your sinuses)



  1. Thanks heaps for uploading this video. We have both types of sheets in our old house we bought recently. We are careful and don’t take chances but you put my mind at ease as I accidentally mowed over an old sheet hidden in tall grass causing a cloud of dust yesterday. I held my breath and ran the hell out of there, threw my clothes out and had a long shower.
    Checked after watching your video and no dimples, and fibres were consistent with the new stuff.
    Again, thank you for uploading.

  2. We played with shingles on our parents house that they now say is asbestos back in the 50's and 60's. Used them playing softball in our yard. Guess what? It didn't hurt any of us.

  3. That stuff at the start of the video he said is normal – asbestos fibro can look exactly like this!!! The only way to tell is by a lab test, my shed had fibro sheets that looked like the 'safe' stuff you showed at the start of the video, and it was chrisotyle asbestos

  4. I used this method and the boards I have break / split into layers. There's no golf ball dimples on the back – looks exactly like your non-asbestos sheet in this video. I got a sample anyway (because I'm paranoid) and sent it to the lab. It came back positive for White Chrysotile Asbestos. I'm not trying to be a sick in the mud, I'm just concerned now that looking for layers is not 100% the right thing to look for.

    Here's what it looked like

  5. My understanding is that if you see the large dimples it just means you shouldn't waste your money testing, because it's definitely asbestos, but a lack of dimples is no guarantee that you're in the clear.


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