What are three things asbestos is being used for in modern times?
Asbestos had numerous application during the middle and late 20th century.
- sprayed-on fire-retardant insulation protecting the steel of high-rise buildings
- insulation on boilers, steam pipes and hot water pipes
- flame-proof curtains and fire blankets
- as dimensional stabilizing elements in floor tiles
- stregnthening agents in plaster and concrete
Asbestos cladding is a general construction sheeting formed from the mixture of a natural cement and asbestos. It makes a good weather proofing material at low cost. The asbestos content could be as high as 30% Chrysotile (White asbestos). Some cladding sheets have been found with smaller levels of Blue and Brown asbestos or a mixture of all three.
There are three forms of mesothelioma that is caused by too much exposure to asbestos: pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and pericardial mesothelioma. these three types vary in terms of symptoms though some symptoms may exist in all three kinds of the illness. For more information on asbestos, visit http://www.mesoheal.com
Asbestos when added to materials may provide strength, heat insulation, or fire resistance, among other properties. For example: Asbestos added to plaster makes the finished product more resistant to breaking when flexed (stronger). Asbestos adhering to structural steel insulates it from heat, thus letting it survive longer in a fire so that people escape the building and firefighters can work without the building collapsing on them. Asbestos incorporated into textiles makes them less likely to…