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What Is Asbestos?

What is Asbestos?

            Asbestos is an umbrella term for six naturally found minerals known for their ability to separate into durable and fine fibers. These fibers are extremely heat resistant, and have been useful in insulation and for general construction purposes. Although asbestos has been mined for an estimated 4000 years, it had not been heavily mined and used until the late nineteenth century. The six types of asbestos according to the environmental protection agency including: chyrsotile, amosite, crocodolite, tremolite, anthophylite, and actinolite. Although extremely useful, Asbestos can easily break up into small fibers that can expose one to breathe in, while the fibers linger in the air. Because of its sought after durability, the fibers will not be broken down once inside a human, and will remain an tissue until it causes asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other asbestos related diseases. 

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