Amosite asbestos (also called ‘brown asbestos’ or grunerite) is a trade name, a conversion of the business name “Asbestos Mines of South Africa (AMOS),” where much of this type of asbestos was obtained. According to the EPA, amosite is the second most commonly used mineral type of asbestos in the U.S.
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What’s the problem?
Amosite asbestos is identified by its straight, brittle fibers that are light gray to brown in color. In years past, amosite was often used as an insulating material and at one time it was the second-most commonly used type of asbestos. Throughout recent decades, commercial production of amosite has decreased and its use as an insulating material has been banned in many countries.
Amosite Asbestos Products
Any amosite mineral asbestos used in the U.S. is most likely from the amosite mines in Transvaal, South Africa. Amosite asbestos was used mostly in thermal insulation products and building products such as:
- ceiling tiles
- roof tiles
- floor tiles
- plumbing insulation
- insulation board
- chemical insulation
- gaskets, lagging
- cement sheet
- electrical and telecommunication insulation
If you have been exposed to amosite asbestos in work related issues over the past few decades, chances are that the signs and symptoms of asbestos related disease could show up anytime now. If you notice any symptoms, do not wait for it to subside naturally. Get medical advice immediately. For more information, please contact the law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP today.
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