What is Asbestos

If you ask someone what asbestos is, most people know that it is dangerous, but many assume that it is a man-made material, we've even heard of people thinking its a type of bug! In fact, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral mined in certain parts of the world, which has been exploited for its useful properties.

Asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals. Asbestos minerals are made up of fine, durable fibres and are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals.