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Amosite Brown Asbestos

The Name Given To A Mineral Belonging To The Amphibole Mineral Family
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Amosite Brown Asbestos: Understanding the Risks and Safe Removal Practices

What is Amosite Asbestos?

Amosite Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has a fibrous form (fibre-like texture) and is also known as Brown Asbestos due to the natural colouration of the fibres. Asbestos is the name given to the collection of minerals grown in a fibrous manner. 

The reason Amosite had such a wide range of applications is due to the properties the mineral offers:

Common Uses of Amosite Asbestos:

The most commonly found Amphibole type of asbestos. More course and stronger than Chrysotile fibres – Amosite was widely used in rigid boards such as asbestos insulation boards (AIB). But is often used as part of a mixture with Chrysotile. It is also found in cement sheets, pipe insulation (also known as lagging), brake pads, and various other materials.

Like all types of asbestos. Any level of exposure to this substance can cause serious health conditions. Such as Asbestosis, Pleural disease, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. Particularly Asbestos in the amphibole mineral family. Typically known to be the most dangerous, with very sharp barbed fibres. If inhaled the fibres are resistant to the body’s chemical dissolving mechanisms. Once embedded in the lungs the fibres removal is not an option. 

For more information about these diseases and health conditions, we would always recommend reaching out to either the NHS or Mesothelioma UK.

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