Asbestos relative introduction

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Recycling and disposal

In most developed countries, asbestos is typically disposed of as hazardous waste in landfill sites. The demolition of buildings containing large amounts of asbestos based materials pose particular problems for builders and property developers –...

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Asbestos Is No Longer a Novelty

Despite earlier uses of asbestos products, they were mostly novelties. Asbestos manufacturing was not a flourishing industry. It wasn’t until the late 1800s, at the start of the Industrial Revolution, that asbestos mining sustained strong and s...

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Asbestos in the Middle Age and Beyond

Around 755 AD, King Charlemagne of France ordered a tablecloth made of asbestos to prevent it from burning during the accidental fires that frequently occurred during feasts and celebrations. Like the ancient Greeks, he also wrapped the bodies of his...

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Asbestos Mining around the Globe

In the early part of the 19th century, crocidolite (blue asbestos) had already been found in Free State, Africa. In 1876, chrysotile (white asbestos) was discovered in the Thetford Township, in southeastern Quebec. Shortly afterward, Canadians establ...

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Asbestos in Car

Asbestos is mainly used in automotive area as braker for his perfect fire-proofing property. Asbestos Brake Lining Rolls is widely used for braking, deceleration and power transmission for light and medium-sized vechicles industrial machinery, mini...

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Asbestos in Construction

Some roofing and siding shingles are made of asbestos cement. Houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos as insulation. Asbestos may be present in textured paint and in patching compounds used on wall and ceiling joints. Their use was bann...

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Asbestos introduction

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. They all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals. Asbestos b...

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