A highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics, and is used in brake linings and in fire-resistant and insulating materials



While undamaged asbestos need not carry an immediate risk, asbestos has been found to cause cancer by inhalation, so should be treated with care. An asbestos surveyor would be able to provide an asbestos inspection to highlight any risks and also assist with an asbestos management plan.