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:
Asbestos is a highly durable material that is commonly used in the production of textiles, roofing products, insulation materials, cement, and brake pads. However, it is important to note that asbestos exposure can cause serious health conditions such as asbestosis, pleural disease, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. While fewer cases have been reported linking mesothelioma to white asbestos compared to amphiboles like amosite and crocidolite, any level of asbestos exposure can still be harmful and should be avoided.
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