Where asbestos is found
There are a number of materials where asbestos is found, and some materials are more vulnerable to damage and more likely to give off fibres than others. In general, the materials that contain a high percentage of asbestos are more dangerous. These are some materials where asbestos is found:
- Asbestos cement
Asbestos cement contains between 10-25% white asbestos bonded into the cement matrix. Unlikely to release high levels of fibres and therefore it can usually be removed safely as long as some simple precautions are taken.
- Asbestos insulation board
This is generally used as fire protection in ducts, partitions, soffits and ceiling panels. It usually contains around 30% brown asbestos. It is a much softer material and the fibres are more friable, becoming airborne far more readily than those found in asbestos cement.
- Asbestos lagging
This is used mainly in thermal insulation of pipes and boilers. It can contain up to 85% asbestos and often includes a mixture of fibres, including crocidolite and amosite.
- Other materials
Asbestos has also been found in millboard, paper products, gaskets, fire-blankets, brake linings, floor tiles, textured coatings (ARTEX), roof felting and hundreds of other products
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