What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, known for heat resistance, tensile strength, sound absorption and insulating properties, prone to electrical and chemical damage, and affordability. It was used in electrical and civil engineering. It was fabricated, and mixed with cement.
It is now a known fact that continuous inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause fatal illnesses that include mesothelioma, and a type of pneumoconiosis called asbestosis. Asbestos can also cause lung cancer.
Types of Asbestose – The six contaminants of Asbetose belong to the serpentine and amphibole mineral families.
Asbestos is toxic in nature. It kills more than 12,000 Americans each year.
Amosite and crocidolite are considered the most dangerous asbestos fibers. Chrysotile asbestos has also caused asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma in humans and tumours in animals.
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