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No, asbestos is not legal to use anymore. It's just something from the mfg process when they make the cable. It's nothing to worry about at all. I see it when I open a cable too. It's nothing
Its a old cable maybe 10-20 years. Ok so we both agree then white powder of sorts is there.
I can only presume it serves a purpose maybe to do with fire prevention risk or something. Whats the name of the powder used?
yes, I see this occasionally when I open up a cable.
I cannot locate anything on what it is made of.
Well i know abestos is not currently legal.
I know i see white powder
i know its there from the mfg process
None of this really answers my question though.
As i'm looking to know what this white powder is
they have used abestos in 5000 products over the years and with this being an older cable
makes me very suspicious
I have done several searches, there is nothing coming up. I guess one could contact a cord Mfg and ask??
Look here: http://www.thomasnet.com/products/extension-cords-19881705-1.html
Contact one of these companies and ask about it