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Types of Asbestos


Asbestos is often perceived as a single product, but the term actually refers to six different minerals with similar properties. These properties include fire resistance, durability, flexibility and low electrical conductivity. Unfortunately, all six types of asbestos are also formed of thin fibers, which can decay and be ingested by unsuspecting people. Although some species are considered more dangerous than others, there is no such thing as a safe asbestos.

If you have been exposed to asbestos at work or in your home, knowing the type of asbestos involved can be both medical and legal implications. It is important for those whose lives have been affected by exposure to asbestos to be familiar with its different forms, and risk factors of each.

  Publication date: 9 December, 2009 - Buy & Sell Adult Traffic