Asbestos products are cheap, durable, flexible and naturally acted as an insulating and fireproofing agent. The construction and manufacturing industries fell in love with its potential and used asbestos-containing products whenever possible. Although people have found a wide variety of uses for asbestos since antiquity, the material’s extensive use as an ingredient in construction materials started during the industrial revolution.
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals formerly used commercially for their desirable physical properties. The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). The use of asbestos-containing products stretched across a number of industries like Automotive Parts, Tiles, Cement, Textiles.