TYPES OF ASBESTOS

BKW Environmental Ltd is a family run, independent business, which specialises in Asbestos Management, Fire Risk Safety, Environmental Health & Safety and Food Safety Management.

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Types of Asbestos

What Is Asbestos

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals made up of thin, microscopic fibres. Asbestos offers heat and chemical resistance, fireproofing and strength.

As a result, asbestos was a popular additive to a variety of products. Individuals exposed to asbestos face health risks including cancer and other illnesses.

Where Does Asbestos Come From?

Where’s Asbestos From?

Asbestos is found in naturally occurring deposits around the world. Asbestos deposits are located across the United States, mainly in the western U.S. and eastern coastal states.

Although asbestos mining was prominent throughout the mid to late 1900s, the last asbestos mine closed in 2002.

Types of Asbestos

Types of Asbestos

There are six main types of asbestos: chrysotile, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and tremolite. Each type belongs to the serpentine or amphibole asbestos mineral family. Chrysotile asbestos is the only serpentine type. All others are classified as amphibole asbestos.

All asbestos is fibrous. The main difference between serpentine and amphibole asbestos is fibre appearance. Serpentine fibres are long, curly and pliable. Amphibole fibres are short, straight, needle-like and stiff.

BKW Asbestos Management Brochure

BKW Asbestos Management

All asbestos is fibrous. The main difference between serpentine and amphibole asbestos is fibre appearance. Serpentine fibres are long, curly and pliable. Amphibole fibres are short, straight, needle-like and stiff.

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