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what is asbestos?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Asbestos: Is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials.
Answered on Aug 28, 2017
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
formerly used in brake linings as well
Jul 23, 2012

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