What is asbestos?Asbestos is the name used for a range of natural minerals. There are three main types:
- Blue (Crocidolite)
- Brown (Amosite)
- White (Chrysotile)
The type of asbestos cannot be identified just by its colour. Asbestos has been used in a very large number of products, many of which have been used in buildings. Some products have one type of asbestos in them while others have mixtures of two or more. All types of asbestos can be dangerous.