Monthly Archives: November 2016

Everything you need to know about asbestos

Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous mineral that naturally occurs in the ground. For nearly 150 years, it was widely used to create fireproofing, insulating, and soundproofing products. Six different minerals can be described as ‘asbestos’ and are all known carcinogens, though the three main types used in Britain were chrysotile, amosite, and crocidolite.  Their prolific […]

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The characteristics of amosite and associated health risks

Amosite is characterised by needle-like fibres that offer good resistance to heat, and have strong insulating properties. For these reasons, it was a common addition to construction materials in many countries around the world. ‘Amosite’ is actually an acronym and trade name for grunerite, a member of the amphibole group of minerals. It was largely […]

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