Chrysolite Asbestos


Chrysotile or white asbestos is the most commonly encountered form of asbestos, accounting for approximately 95% of the asbestos in place in the United States and a similar proportion in other countries. Chrysotile fibers are generally finer with high flexibility and good heat resistance. Known as the most common asbestos mineral, chrysotile accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of

Fibro Asbestos


The name fibro is short for “fibrous (or fibre) cement sheet”, more commonly called “asbestos cement sheet” or “AC sheet”. It is a building material in which asbestos fibres are used to reinforce thin rigid cement sheets. Although fibro was used in a number of countries, it was in Australia where its use was the most widespread. Predominantly manufactured and sold by James

Asbestos Lung Disease


Asbestos Lung Disease National Heart and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asb/ Asbestos-related lung diseases are diseases caused by exposure to asbestos (as-BES-tos) fibers. Asbestos is a mineral that, in the past, was widely used in many industries. Asbestos is made up of tiny fibers that can escape into the air. When breathed in, these fibers can stay

Dr. Richard Lemen, “Asbestos: What Is It?” – Global Asbestos Awareness Week


Asbestos is a commercial term referring to a group of naturally-occurring fibrous minerals. Asbestos has remarkable durability and resistance to heat, properties conferring value in a wide range of products including building and pipe insulation, friction products including brake shoes, and fire-resistant bricks. Asbestos has been woven into fireproof cloth and incorporated into cement pipes

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