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Loughton, Essex

01277 546070

Chrysotile
The Name Given To A Mineral Belonging To The Serpentine Mineral Family
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Chrysotile - White Asbestos

This mineral has a fibrous form (fibre like texture) and is also known as White Asbestos. Due to the natural coloration of the fibres. Asbestos, being the name given to the collection of minerals grown in a fibrous manner.

Chrysotile white asbestos is the most common type used throughout the world. Having a hardness similar to a human fingernail. However, it is known to crumble very easily into fibrous strands composed of smaller bundles of fibrils. 

Other properties of Chrysotile include:

Being very durable it was spun into thread and woven into cloth. As well as, roofing products, insulation materials, cement, and break pads.

Likewise with other types of asbestos, any level of exposure to this substance can cause serious health conditions. Such as Asbestosis, Pleural disease, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. Although, compared to amphiboles (amosite and crocidolite) a lot less cases have been reported linking Mesothelioma to white asbestos.

We recommend contacting experts should you require testing or removal of any asbestos!

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