asbestos does not burn...
Asbestos does not burn. That is why it was so widely used in fire proof materials such as fire curtains, fire blankets, etc.
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the dangers caused by fires-
Asbestos becomes exposed as a result of the fire itself or as the structure of the building fails or deteriorates. In the initial stages of extinguishing a fire the burning asbestos may become damaged to the point where the fibers are easily released into the air. Once exposed into the air, it is easy to breathe it, where it becomes lodged in tiny sacs lining organs, and the victim is not able to breath or cough them out.
Asbestos Dangers for Firefighters | Oncology
Lellypat (1st February 2011)
I have had to do the course on this stuff as I work with it at work well removing as and when nasty nasty stuff
We got told to presume everything has, theres that many types it's shocking really
Just be safe people
This didn't make sense as it was split up and butchered a long time ago with the first post placed elsewhere, I've reinstated it so hopefully that has been addressed..
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http://www.midlandsheritage.co.uk/31456-post1.html (Asbestos and the facts)