Sustainable Households

Sustainable Households

Asbestos: What Is It?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring set of minerals in the form of fiber bundles. In the past it was widely used in the building industry, especially as insulation because of its resistance to fire and heat. However, it is now a health hazard since it was discovered that continuous exposure to asbestos increases the risk of lung disorders and cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis and other cancers.

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