Asbestos is a material that comes in the form of thin, fibrous and crystal. This form occurs during its natural state where in the earlier days, the demand for asbestos was huge. This material was widely used in constructing a house or building. Moreover, sound absorber, highly resistant to heat, fire, chemical damage, massive strength, etc. are some of its own properties that made its popularity to grow at a larger pace. In fact, asbestos was used in offering strength to cooking utensils and earthenware pots around 4500years ago. And during the 20th century, this material was later used in bricks insulation of pipes, etc.
The Banning of Asbestos –The popularity of asbestos declined when an individual died in the early 1900s in Great Britain. Few years later, the American Medical Literature learnt about a disease called Mesothelioma caused by asbestos. These reasons led to a lot of research and studies on asbestos which was then confirmed as a dangerous material.
The Danger of Asbestos –One of the key reasons that led to asbestos as a dangerous material was the presence of 2 minerals. Amosite and Crocidolite inside the asbestos led to diseases related to lung cancer, mesothelioma, etc., once it got accumulated on the surface of the lungs. Another reason as to why asbestos was becoming more and more dangerous is due to the fact that an individual exposed to asbestos was never safe even after getting a treatment.
Today, many houses and commercial work places consider asbestos removal in Newcastle and other parts of Australia seriously.