Used for a variety of purposes.
A highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral asbestos is made up of minute fibres measuring less than 3 microns long by 1 micron thick. Put into context, a human hair is between 60 and 140 microns thick.
It is used for a variety of purposes, from being woven into fabrics to being used in fire-resistant and insulating materials. Examples of where it is often found include:
- Asbestos insulating boards and lagging
- Loose asbestos in ceilings or floor cavities
- Textured coatings
- Asbestos cement products
- Floor tiles, textiles and composites
- Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls and beams/columns.
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