What is the melting point of asbestos?

What is the melting point of asbestos?

DispersionRelatively weak
ExtinctionParallel or oblique
Ultraviolet fluorescenceNon-fluorescent
Melting point400 to 1,040 °C (752 to 1,904 °F)

What are the symptoms of inhaling asbestos?


  • Shortness of breath.
  • A persistent, dry cough.
  • Loss of appetite with weight loss.
  • Fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than normal (clubbing)
  • Chest tightness or pain.

How long is asbestos awareness training?

we would suggest that you review your staffs awareness to asbestos every 12 months or so. Q: How long does the course take to complete? Once you on the course and you are comfortable with the navigation etc, you can spend as long as you want! However, please allow approximately 2 hours to complete the course in full.

Who needs to take Asbestos Awareness category A training?

Category A Asbestos Training is for workers who are liable to be exposed to asbestos in the course of their work but who are required to avoid any work that may disturb asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

How often do you need asbestos awareness training?

every 12 months

Is asbestos still mined in Canada?

Canada's last two remaining active asbestos mines, the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, and the Lac d'amiante du Canada in the nearby town of Thetford Mines, Quebec, shut down because of financial, labor and development issues. It was the first time in 130 years that Canadian asbestos production stalled.

How do you know if there is asbestos in your flooring?

The only way to be sure whether a material contains asbestos is to have it tested by a qualified laboratory. EPA only recommends testing suspect materials if they are damaged (fraying, crumbling) or if you are planning a renovation that would disturb the suspect material.