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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals that have been mined for their useful properties such as thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability and high tensile strength. These minerals are made up of long, thin fibers that are somewhat similar to fiberglass. Asbestos is neither soluble nor volatile; however, small fibers may occur in suspension in both air and water. The three most common types of asbestos are: a) chrysotile, b) amosite and c) crocidolite. Chrysotile, also know as white asbestos and a member of the Serpentine mineral group makes up approximately 90% - 95% of all asbestos found in buildings in the United States. Other asbestos types may be blue, gray or brown.