About the Business
Asbestos is the generic term for a wide range of naturally occurring minerals that crystallise to form long thin fibres and fibre bundles. Most common is the serpentine group, which includes chrysotile (white asbestos) and which has been the most frequently mined. A second asbestos group known as the amphiboles includes crocidolite (blue asbestos) and amosite (brown asbestos). The fibres have high tensile strength, and chemical, electrical and heat resistance - properties that made asbestos extremely useful as a building/insulation material, which was why asbestos proved to be so popular prior to its ban for use in 1985 for Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue), and 1999 for Chrysotile (white). Asbestos has been used extensively in Great Britain and throughout the world.
There are four main diseases associated with inhalation of asbestos fibres.
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Regus House Victory Way, Admirals Park