There is no doubt about it, asbestos kills!
We can trace the use of asbestos back to the time before the aincient Egyptians when they used it in candles as wicks.
The word asbestos is Greek and it means non extinguishable.
Asbestos is a natural mineral and it is formed over millions of years and it is compressed between rock layers. Usually we mined the asbestos out of open cast pits. In some countries they still mine the mineral.
Once extracted it is shredded and this is where the fibers come from. Stronger than tensile steel we used 3 main types of asbestos in the Uk and they can be found here..............