Asbestos cement was the most commonly used asbestos product.
Asbestos cement contains Chrysotile (white) asbestos.
Because the fibres are firmly bound into the cement they will only be released if the material is subject to a significant disturbance such as drilling or sanding.
Asbestos cement is the most common asbestos containing material.
Banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos cement products are by far the most common use of asbestos.
This article was published on Dec 10, 2009