Why is asbestos so dangerous?

Why is asbestos so dangerous?We’ve been hearing about the dangers of asbestos for many years, but what exactly is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that contains silicate compounds and oxygen. It’s been in use since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution back in the late 1800’s when it was discovered to have many useful properties, including fire, heat, and corrosion resistance. As a result, it’s been popular for a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial applications, including building insulation, vehicle brake linings, roofing, fireproofing, and much more.

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