Fluffy and soft appearance during natural state is called as asbestos. During the natural state, asbestos has a soft consistency along with characteristics like resistance to chemical corrosion, heat, electricity etc. Due to these characteristics, asbestos was regarded to be a popular choice for construction industry in constructing a structure. However, the popularity did not last long with researchers carrying out studies on this material. One of the key reasons behind the declining of popularity was the fact that asbestos was known to cause harmful diseases. But we should also be knowing about asbestos is its types.
- Amosite – Amosite is an asbestos type which also has another name called brown asbestos. This form of asbestos can be found in insulation products, ceilings, cement sheets etc.
- Chrysotile – Chrysotile is the most common and popular type of asbestos. Chrysotile asbestos is found on various surfaces of walls, ceilings, floors and roofs related to structure.
- Crocidolite – Crocidolite is the type of asbestos that offered protection to traditional steam engines. Moreover, it also provided protection when used in plastics, cements, pipe insulation etc.
- Tremolite and Actinolite – Tremolite and actinolite are the two types of asbestos were considered to be the least popular types. Their popularity was severely hampered when they were causing contamination to chrysotile asbestos, vermiculture etc.
These are probably the most known types of asbestos we should all be aware of. Moreover, it is recommended not to touch this material if you come across face-to-face with it. In a region like Newcastle, asbestos removal is carried out only by professional contractors.