What are the uses of asbestos?


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Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

Both my father-in-law and my husband died as a result of asbestos exposure.  I'm not a fan.

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Mountain  Man
Mountain Man commented
I don't know where these other answers are from Janis, but if I happen upon it when I'm working, all work comes to a stop until a qualified company comes in with haz-mat suits to remove it.
Mountain  Man
Mountain Man commented
I'm sorry about your husband and father-in-law.
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
I am so sorry my dear friend. 😔
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

It's use is as a carcinogen. You do not want it to be anywhete near your home or workplace.

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

You'd be stupid to work with asbestos without being qualified and having a hazmat suit!

Yolanda Jackson Profile
Yolanda Jackson answered

Asbestos is an ideal material which is
commonly used for flooring, roofing and thermal insulation. Asbestos
is fire resistant and is thus preferred by many people as their
roofing choice. You can even place them near electrical components
and not worry about fire accidents. When asbestos is mixed with
cement, it becomes stronger, and you get an increased lifespan. Your
roofing becomes stronger, and you can expect it to last for about 50
to 60 years. The material is also readily available, and you get it
for a cheap price. To know more visit Capital Recycling site.

Adam Akim Profile
Adam Akim answered

It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats.

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