Health Info - Asbestos
Asbestos containing materials that can be easily reduced to powder when crushed by hand when dry. Friable asbestos has a much greater risk to health as the fibres can easily become airborne if damaged.
Examples of friable asbestos-containing materials include:
- some sprayed on fire retardants
- sound proofing and insulation
- the lining on some old domestic heaters, stoves and hot water systems, and pipe insulation
- the backing of sheet vinyl and linoleum floor coverings
- thermal insulation