Photograph: Asbestos (tea asbestos)
"Asbestos" (asbestos) is naturally occurring fibrillary mineral. Width was wide and was used in building insulation material, electric insulating material, car brakes to be heat-resistant, and to be superior in ablation resistance, causticity-resistant. In Japan, chrysotile (chrysotile or Shiraishi cotton) of serpentine system, amphibole-based crocidolite (crocidolite), amosite (tea asbestos) were used.
As the fiber is extremely thin as for asbestos, it is known by breathing in thing scattered in the air, to have possibilities to wake up health hazards such as lung cancer after long time.
In Japan, it is regulated about asbestos progressively, and new production, use is prohibited after September 1, 2006.
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