Asbestos is characterized as a group of naturally occurring minerals that separate into long, thin fibers. Asbestos was used for many years to insulate and fireproof buildings.

It is a commercial term applied to silicate minerals that separate readily into thin, strong fibers that are flexible, heat resistant, and chemically inert, thus making them suitable for uses as in yarn, cloth, paper, paint, brake linings, tiles, insulation, cement, fillers, and filters, where incombustible, nonconducting, or chemically resistant material is required. Since the early 1970's, there have been serious enviromental concerns about the potential health hazards of asbestos products, which has resulted in strong enviromental regulations.

Moreover, asbestos is any asbestiform mineral of the serpentine group (chrysotile, best adapted for spinning and the principal variety in commerce) or amphibole group, especially actinolite, anthophyllite, gedrite, cummingtonite, grunerite, riebeckite, and trem

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"Asbestos" is in the HS Code "2524"

"Asbestos" is in the UNSPSC Code "11101510"

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