Crocidolite Asbestos

Several studies indicate crocidolite asbestos to may be responsible for more deaths than any other type of asbestos because the fibers are very thin and can be inhaled these fibers easily and settles in the lining of the lungs, and even more so than other forms of asbestos. Once inside the body, the fibers do not decompose easily. This can lead to lung cancer and potentially life-threatening conditions in the abdominal area, including lung cancer and mesothelioma and lung fibrosis.

Shared health risks, especially among crocidolite miners. An estimated 20% of the crocidolite miners die from mesothelioma, and research programs, and that people living near crocidolite mines have increased the risk for the development of mesothelioma and other diseases.

Study conducted in 2008, published in the pathology of synthetic fibers and revealed that crocidolite found in the lung tissue of patients with mesothelioma the United States rose from 5 to 10% between 1982 and 2005. Number of cases in which crocidolite was detected from 19 to 37%.

Has been established for the first time the presence of crocidolite asbestos in the early 1800s in South Africa. At the time, was known as metal as "mysterious stone", but interest in the minerals that occur naturally did not take off until the 1880s - and the efforts of a large mining of the material did not begin until the early 1900s.

Is also known as crocidolite asbestos "Blue". This can be a form of transparent or nearly transparent (which means the light can not penetrate). Mining sites in the most common for this type of asbestos were Bolivia, Australia and South Africa.

 Crocidolite mining is no longer around because of physical limitations on both the serious health risks. Crocidolite-containing materials are also more fragile than other amphibole asbestos products, and that means they collapse sooner, and can easily lead to exposure to asbestos.

Crocidolite is classified as amphibole, which are usually needle-like mineral that forms clusters in the crystal, either fibers or columns. Usually, the crocidolite fibers can be curved or straight. While fragile, fibers are flexible enough to bend beyond 90 degrees before breaking.

Uses of crocidolite :

Crocidolite is used to provide a number of commercial products and industrial. Did it have the disadvantage that other types of asbestos have not: it is less resistant to heat, making it less useful for manufacturing industries. Included some of the main uses of crocidolite asbestos

Fire protection.
Roof tiles.
Isolation plates.
Chemical isolation.
Spray-on insulation.
Acid storage battery casings.
Cement sheets that contain asbestos.
Or electric wires and wireless telecommunications.
Thermal insulation.

Crocidolite asbestos is used often for commercial products of any other type of asbestos.
Crocidolite asbestos, which is also referred to as asbestos "blue", belongs to the family of amphibole types of asbestos. As such, it is quite tight and carefully looks very much like human hair. Its color ranges from gray to dull list of dark blue color is very vibrant. Crocidolite fibers from flexible to some extent, able to bend almost 90 degrees before breaking down.

Crocidolite occurs naturally and is packaged in a set that are long and sharp, and straight. This makes it easy to inhale, especially crocidolite and also makes it the most dangerous of all types of asbestos. Fortunately, it was not used widely in the United States and represents about 4 percent of all asbestos was used in the United States for the manufacture of commercial products in the years preceding 1980.

Crocidolite was not, as heat-resistant to other types of asbestos and one of the reasons was much less desirable than other types of asbestos. Was also unsuitable for use in products such as insulation, which has long been used for the initial asbestos. Included Instead, it's mostly used in the manufacture of various cement products, in addition to the strength and durability.


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