Graffiti picsAt Toulouse downtown, it was quite difficult to find graffiti. I managed to get some at the old factory which now being abandoned. I think in short periode of time this place will be replace by nice appartement.

I took a bit risk to take this picture. What risk? You see, when enter this place there is a note says :"DANGER AMIANTE" (means : Danger Asbestos !). You may know Amiante / Asbestos exposure could lead to Mesothelioma cancer. But I think if we stay for only 1 minute, it caused nothing, right ? I hope so :))

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Photo Asbestos exposure


  1. Fénix - Bostonscapes // March 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

    Scary looking dude! :D

    Such brief exposure should cause no harm. I wouldn't worry about it.

  2. brian // March 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM  

    nice photo! i'm sure such a brief visit should be safe...

  3. George Townboy // March 1, 2008 at 7:54 PM  

    I love that shot! Thanks for risking your life to bring us that piece of artwork (your photo).

  4. Kim // March 1, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

    The mural looks like something my husband would have drawn in middle school! You captured a good one.

    Good grief, though! I can't believe any civic area would really allow uncontained asbestos sites in the open air where the breeze could carry the particulates to the surroundings. I'm sure they must have cleaned it up pretty well by now. But, they put up the sign because they can't garantee it's 100% gone, because no one is safe around asbestos that has been particulated and released during demolition unless they are wearing a respirator. Your chances of exposure are certainly very, very, very teeny tiny minimal in the open air during a brief time of being there. The sign was probably put up to keep people from scrounging around for scap in the debris or tearing anything else down and getting possible exposure that way. I think it takes a lot of exposure over time. As a naval officer for 20 years my dad served duty on board 3 US Navy ships while they were being refurbished (stripping paint, repainting, maintenance, remodleing, etc.), and died of mesothelioma after a 6 month illness 40 years after these intense, close-hand exposures. . .so it took a lot of exposure over time and 40 years until the cancer developed and he was aware he had even been at risk. The Navy took full responsibility and helped him a great deal when he became ill, giving my mom the highest amount of pension that could be alloted when he died.
    Seattle Daily Photo

  5. Southern Heart // March 1, 2008 at 8:27 PM  

    I kind of like that guy painted on the right. :) We appreciate your capturing this photo for all of us!

  6. Clueless in boston // March 1, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

    If it's not airborne, it's not a problem. Interesting mural.

  7. gizelle // March 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

    But I guess what the man in his mouth in the graffiti has is more dangerous! I think that's what its trying to depict =)

    Great art! one click and walk away! Hope you're good!

  8. slinger // March 1, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

    Very impressive graffiti work. Glad you found this one and took the risk....

    Asbestos is really only harmful if you disturb it. When it's moved, the particles become airborn and harmful to humans. If it's left in place, there is very little danger.

    Twin Cities Daily Photo

  9. Gail's Man // March 1, 2008 at 9:28 PM  

    I think the picture gives a good reason to give up cigarettes. Smoke and you can look like that!

  10. Hyde DP // March 1, 2008 at 11:19 PM  

    it is the dust from asbestos that is most dangerous.

  11. Jilly // March 2, 2008 at 7:22 AM  

    Impressive graffiti. Interesting you found it difficult to find any street art. Me too. Just doesn't seem to exist in Menton or Monte C. I wonder if it basically isn't a French thing?!

  12. Ben // March 2, 2008 at 8:26 AM  


    I hope you had a mask or your shirts to cover moth/nose while taking a photo. Seriously, just a precaution. But I bet you will be fine.
    Excellent photograph, BTW.

  13. Neva // March 2, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

    He is a scary looking dude but I think you're safe from cancer anyway!

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