Asbestos is a mineral that has been used for many commercial applications throughout the world including cement building products (fibro) and insulation materials.
It is commonly known in its various forms as:
- Blue asbestos (crocidolite)
- Brown asbestos (amosite)
- White asbestos (chrysotile)
The resistance of asbestos to fire, its chemical breakdown and fibrous structure are properties that made it so useful in many products.