While the asbestos mineral has many amazing properties, but at the same time, it is hazardous for health. Asbestos dust and fibers are often released into the air when asbestos is mined or manufactured. Because it is invisible, light, and airborne, this dust can be inhaled easily. It travels throughout the body once it has entered the body through the nose or mouth.
The mesothelium lining is a covering that covers organs such as the heart, lungs, and abdomen. Asbestos can behave abnormally when it comes in contact with this lining. It begins to divide quickly and outlives the cells around it, resulting in tumors.
It can spread to other areas of the body and cause mesothelioma. It is important that you contact an asbestos remediation firm and get rid of asbestos quickly.
All types of asbestos can be divided into two broad categories. These are the two main categories.
a) Serpentine group:
This asbestos is a curly type. It has a layered structure. It is also known as "serpentine". This group only has one member, chrysolite. This is the most commonly used type of asbestos.
b) Amphibole group
This type is the most dangerous. Straight fibers are its main characteristic. It is not like the serpentine group. Instead, it has a chain-like structure. The amphibole group contains five types of asbestos.
The following types of asbestos can be found in the world. Let's take a look at each one below.
Chrysolite, also known as white asbestos is the most popular type of asbestos. It is part of the serpentine group. This type of asbestos is used extensively in the construction industry.
This is an amphibole type of asbestos. This fiber is very stiff and strong. These fibers are easily attracted to the air and can be inhaled via the nose or mouth. This is also known as brown asbestos. It is used mainly for insulation purposes.
This rare form of asbestos belongs to the amphibole group. Because it is extremely strong, it is used mainly to reinforce plastics. It has a slight blue color. It can also be used for thermal insulation.
The three other types of asbestos, which aren't used in commercial products, do not cause any harm.