Brown Asbestos (Amosite)
Amosite asbestos is also known as brown asbestos, although the colour ranges from brown to grey. Amosite fibres are straight and quite brittle and it is the second most hazardous type of asbestos, in terms of cancer mortality. Products containing amosite were widely used for their fire retardant thermal insulation properties. At the time when asbestos was a commonly used product amosite was the second material of choice. Amosite was commonly used in:
- Cement sheeting;
- Fireproofing insulating board;
- Floor, roof and ceiling tiles;
- Insulation for chemical products;
- Insulation for telecommunication and electrical switchgear;
- Asbestos insulation board (AIB);
- Cement roof internal lining panels; &
- Ceiling tiles.
This is a non-exhaustive list and it is important to remember that many products contain a variety of asbestos fibre types rather than just one component.
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