SiAl BV Consultants & Managers | Asbestos
The word asbestos comes from the Greek “asbestos”, which means unquenchable. It is a collective name for a number of naturally occurring minerals, which are made up of fine fibers. It is mined in open quarries in South Africa, Australia, Canada, the Urals, China and Kazakhstan. In general, asbestos is very resistant to acids, alkalis and high temperatures. In addition, it is very wear-resistant, fire-resistant, insulating and inexpensive. There are many rules for everyone who has to deal with asbestos. These regulations exist at national, provincial and municipal levels and must be in accordance with European laws. Which rules apply depends on whether you are dealing with asbestos in the context of a profession or business or as a private individual.