Anything items covered with asbestos material are dangerous. But when the items covered with asbestos -- tiles, ductwork, edging, joint connectors on ductwork-- become cracked, the asbestos dust is especially dangerous. Or, when contractors demolish or renovate a building containing asbestos, it will get in the air.
There is no such thing as "non-fibrous" asbestos. Part of the definition of asbestos is that it forms fibers.
Items with greater than 1 percent of asbestos minerals are considered to contain asbestos.
Yes any exposure to asbestos can be dangerous if adequate precautions are not taken.
No! It is not, as long as the roof has been sealed against particularization of the material. Asbestos is not dangerous as long as it is contained and not subject to conditions that would release the asbestos fibers into the atmosphere.
Asbestos fibers are dangerous because they can cause asbestosis (lung scarring) lung cancer, and mesothelioma (another form of cancer). The mechanism by which asbestos produces cancer is not fully understood.
When they are damaged or disturbed
It is agreed world wide that asbestos is dangerous. The World Health Organisation released figures in 2006 that identified over 4000 deaths in that year relating to asbestos in the UK, 180000 world wide.
Asbestos is really dangerous if inhaled as dust, and can cause serious lung damage.
Asbestos fibers are a known carcinogen. It is highly dangerous.
Chrysotile asbestos (White) is a Serpentine, Amosite (Grunerite) (Brown asbestos, and Crocidolite (Blue) are Amphiboles
Asbestos found in fibro is very dangerous and needs to be handled by a professional if found. It can cause respiratory problems as well as some cancers.
Yes very dangerous, can contain lead and asbestos.
Dry ice and asbestos are Hazard Class 9, "Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods."
Fe7Si8O22(OH)2 = brown asbestos. Na2Fe2+3Fe3+2Si8O22(OH)2 = blue asbestos. Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4, = White asbestos
There is no requirement that asbestos-containing materials be painted white. Tops of roofs, whether made of asbestos or not, are often painted white because that helps reflect the sunlight and reduce the heat loading on the building interior.
Vermiculite insulation containing asbestos is about as dangerous as any other type of insulation that contains asbestos. If it becomes airborne and people breath in the fibers, their risk of contracting an asbestos related disease increases. The amount of increased risk depends on how much asbestos is in the insulation, how much becomes airborne, how long the people are exposed to the airborne fibers, and whether they smoke tobacco products.
Asbestos is dangerous because, if a person breathes in enough of it over a long enough period of time, that person is more likely to develop asbestosis (lung scarring), lung cancer, or mesothelioma.
the use of asbestos in buildings in the UK started around 1890, the used of Blue and Brown asbestos was banned in 1985, with White asbestos being banned in <strong>1999</strong>.
The product asbestos is known to cause a very dangerous cancer called Mesothelioma, which persons working around asbestos is known to contract therefore protecting themselves is essential.
Corrugated asbestos typically contains White (Chrysotile) asbestos at between 10 to 15 % content, however some older materials can contain Blue and Brown at varying content.
If the asbestos containing material (ACM) is in a good condition and not disturbed then it posses little risk, however when damaged it should be repaired or removed
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, it is formed from: White asbestos (Chrysotile) Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4, Brown Asbestos (Amosite/Grunerite), Fe7Si8O22(OH)2 Blue Asbestos (Crocidolite), Na2(Fe,Mg)5Si8O22(OH)2
Its fine fibers. They can get into your lungs and cause diseases, such as asbestosis.
Yes, there have been successful lawsuits against companies related to asbestos health problems. Asbestos is a dangerous and serious medical condition.