Asbestos fibres are present in a wide range of household, industrial, and commercial products. When inhaled, these fibres cause diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Here's all that you need to know about identifying the different types of fibres and ways to prevent them from entering your body.
High tensile strength, durability and good heat resistance, led to the extensive usage of asbestos in building materials, insulation and hundreds of consumer goods during the 20th century. Despite its popularity, it was later discovered that inhalation of airborne asbestos fibres can lead to a range of lethal diseases such as asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, and lung cancers.