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Types of Asbestos That You Must be Aware of

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When it comes to asbestos, is a material comprising of soft and fluffy appearance during its natural state. During this natural state, asbestos comprises unique characteristics like being highly resistant to chemical corrosion, heat and electricity. Due to these unique characteristics, asbestos was highly popular in the construction industry. But researchers studied a few things about this material and they found that asbestos was capable of causing severe health issues. Learn more about asbestos based on its types.

  1. Amosite – Amosite is a type of asbestos that also has another name called brown asbestos. This asbestos is found in insulation products, cement sheets and more.
  2. Chrysotile – Chrysotile asbestos is known to be the most popular and common asbestos of its types. This asbestos is known to be found on the surface of a structure’s roof, walls, floors and ceilings.
  3. Crocidolite – Crocidolite asbestos was known to offer protection to traditional steam engines. Apart from offering protection to steam engines, this asbestos also offered protection to plastics, cement and insulation products.
  4. Tremolite and Actinolite – The least popular types of asbestos in this list would be tremolite and actinolite. One of the reasons behind the least popular is the capability of causing contamination to chrysotile asbestos, vermiculture etc.  

These are some of the most common types of asbestos you should be aware of. No matter what type of asbestos you come across, it is recommended not to touch it. It is recommended to hire a professional for asbestos testing in Newcastle region in order to get rid of it.