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Poisons > Asbestos

Asbestos is the name applied to a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals which came into widespread use during the industrial revolution and its use has been phased out in most countries after public outcries and proof it was found harmful to human and animal health in the 1970s. Interestingly, the toxicity of asbestos was recorded in ancient Rome around 60 AD and the first modern deaths attributed to asbestos began in the early 1900s but it has taken some 70 years for authorities to act to protect the population.

Common uses included:

Fire retardant coatings, concrete, bricks, pipes and fireplace cement, heat, fire, and acid resistant gaskets, pipe insulation, ceiling insulation, fireproof drywall, flooring, roofing, lawn furniture, drywall joint compounds, vehicle clutch pads and brake shoes, cigarette filters, crayons and even garden products.

The reason asbestos became so popular is that it exists as bundles of fibers that can be separated into durable and thin threads and even woven into cloth. It is a such a versatile and long lasting material as for example, cloth made from asbestos could be burned in a fire and not suffer damage which to the ancients was miraculous.

However the threads break down into ever thinner and smaller pieces without losing their properties. The fibers become so small that they become airborne and can attach to skin or be inhaled. As with modern fiberglass, asbestos causes skin to itch upon contact and when inhaled, lodges in the lungs where it causes cancer where and the victim usually dies with what is referred to as asbestoses or Mesothelioma.

In most Western countries, if you suspect there may be asbestos in your environment, reporting your finding to your local health dept or local government office should set in motion a safe program to investigate and remove or make safe the problem.

References
Shattered Lives: The Human Face of the Asbestos Tragedy
Wikipedia/Asbestos




 

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