CHRYSOTILE Bangladesh

Chrysotile Bangladesh is responsible for providing information on the responsible use of chrysotile

CIC Bangladesh Mission

DO YOU KNOW?

A scientific study carried out in Thailand shows that the history of the use of chrysotile fiber-based asbestos cement proves that it does not pose any health risks to the environment and human health. (Reference: Dr.Gardner, Ohlson, H.F.Thomas, WHO, Health & Safety Executive, U.K.)

WHAT IS CHRYSOTILE?

Chrysotile (chrysotile) is part of the asbestos group. Asbestos is the general name given to a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into flexible fibers.

There are two main asbestos mineralogy welds – serpentine and amphibole – based on the type of rock that forms asbestos. Each welding is broken down again as serpentine asbestos (chrysotile) and amphibole asbestos (amosit, crocidolite, fibrous tremolite, fibrous anthophyll, fibrous actinolite).

The history of using chrysotile dates back to more than 2 thousand years ago for various daily applications, such as material for cremation cloth (which is used during the cremation process), oil lamp wicks and so on. Russia, Italy and Canada are among the first 3 countries in historical records to start mining activities on a commercial scale to extract the mineral chrysotile in the early 19th century.

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