STUFF AN EDITOR SCREWED UP
Breathing dust and fumes.
When I was in my early thirties and working on a 1923 Colonial Revival house, I proudly removed all the 1960s vinyl tiles in the sunroom (using a heat gun bought mail order through OHJ!). I did not wear any sort of mask, nor did I think to have the tiles checked for asbestos. Later I read up on the gruesome health affects possible after exposure to asbestos fibers. I haven’t developed mesothelioma, but I do get bronchitis every winter.