Exposure to asbestos in the use of consumer spackling, patching, and taping compounds

Science  15 Aug 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4202, pp. 551-553
DOI: 10.1126/science.1145211


Analysis of representative samples of spackling, patching, and jointing compounds, purchased at retail stores in the New York City area, has shown that some contain asbestos minerals as well as other biologically active substances. Measurements suggest that home repair work involving the use of such materials may result in exposure to dust at concentrations sufficient to produce disease.