Asbestos fibres are modified natural fibres. Long regarded as a wonder material for its good thermal isolation and electrical insulation abilities, it has been recognized as a dangerous substance because of its tendency to cause lung cancer. It differs from other inorganic materials in the same category as glass, carbon, basalt and ceramic fibres as it does not need any heat or chemical reactions to produce it. At first sight, it would appear to be a desirable product. Nevertheless, the equipment needed for these purposes is heavy and can be dangerous; only a few eras considered to be suitable material unless other options, as in firefighters’ uniforms, foundry clothing and similar protective garments. See also inorganic fibres.
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