TYPES OF ASBESTOS
The three main types of commercially used asbestos are crocidolite (blue), amosite (brown) and chrysotile (white). All are dangerous.
Products which often contain asbestos are:
Moulded or preformed lagging - generally used in thermal insulation of pipes and boilers;
Sprayed asbestos - used as fire protection in ducts, firebreaks, panels, partitions, soffit boards, ceiling panels and around structured steel work;
Insulating boards - also used for fire protection, thermal insulation, soffit boards, sound insulation, panels, partitioning and ducts;
Some ceiling tiles;
Millboard, paper and paper products used for insulation of electrical equipment. Asbestos paper has also been used as a fire-proof facing on wood fibreboard;
Asbestos cement products - these can be flat or corrugated sheets. Corrugated sheets are largely used as roofing and wall cladding. Other asbestos cement products include gutters, rainwater pipes and water tanks;
Certain textured coatings ("Artex");
Vinyl or thermoplastic floor tiles.
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WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is still extensively mined throughout Canada and Russia.
Asbestos became extremely popular in many industries due to its resistance to heat and its sound absorption qualities.
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