Asbestos during its natural state is known to be fluffy and soft making it visible to the eyes. During its natural state, asbestos was and still is known to offer unique characteristics like high resistance to chemicals, heat and electricity, the ability to act as an insulator when it was properly mixed with plastic and paper etc. These characteristics in the early days were extremely popular in the construction industry. Here are a few of the types of asbestos you should be aware of.
- Amosite – Found on the sheets of cement, ceilings and asbestos-related products is the amosite. Amosite is the type of asbestos also known as brown asbestos.
- Chrysotile – Found on the areas of floors, ceilings, walls and roofs of a structure is the chrysotile. The chrysotile is probably the most popular type of asbestos and is also known as white asbestos.
- Crocidolite – Crocidolite is the type of asbestos known to offer protection to early traditional steam engines. Apart from the protection offered to the steam engines, this asbestos is known to use in cement, plastics, pipe insulation etc.
- Tremolite and Actinolite – These two types of asbestos are probably the least popular among the other types of asbestos. These two types of asbestos were unpopular due to their ability to cause contamination to chrysotile and vermiculture.
These are the most common types of asbestos. These types are also known to cause severe health diseases that should be taken seriously. It is vital to get rid of this material as early as possible. In fact, in the region of Newcastle, asbestos removal is only done by professional contractors.