During its natural state, asbestos is a material comprising of soft and fluffy appearance. Due to this appearance, asbestos has a soft consistency which gives it some unique properties. Some of the properties of asbestos include resistance to chemical and heat corrosion, electricity, acting as an insulator when mixed with plastic and paper. In the early, the properties allowed asbestos to be widely used in the construction of different structures and were quite popular. However, the popularity soon became a nightmare as researchers from all over the world revealed that asbestos was capable of causing some serious health issues. Asbestos was popular due to its types.
- Chrysotile –Chrysotile is the most popular type of asbestos that is found on the roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors of a structure. Chrysotile has another name called white asbestos.
- Amosite – The second popular type of asbestos is amosite which is also known as brown asbestos. You can find this type of asbestos on sheets of cement, products related to asbestos, ceilings, etc.
- Crocidolite – In the early days, traditional steal engines that needed protection was offered by crocidolite. Additionally, crocidolite was also used in plastics, types of cement, pipe insulation, etc.
- Tremolite and Actinolite – Tremolite and actinolite was the least popular types of asbestos. The reason behind the less popularity was because of the ability to cause contamination in various chrysotile asbestos, vermiculture, etc.
Although these are the most common types of asbestos, this material is still considered to be dangerous. Therefore, the removal of asbestos in Newcastle should be strictly carried out by a professional asbestos removal contractor.