Q&A Soapstone Safe?

QandA Posted By QandA, Oct 5, 2001 at 2:20 PM

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    Question:

    A friend tells me that soapstone is full of asbestos and is unsafe. He says the eskimos who carved it got sick with lung disease. I doubt my friend but would like your comments PLEASE.



    Answer:

    Soapstone is safe for the use in stoves. Any dust, when inhaled over a long period, is dangerous. However, soapstone in itself poses little or no danger to the stove user. The dust from Soapstone is Talc, not asbestos.
     
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