What means Asbestos?

A collective name for naturally occurring minerals that belong to the silicates. There are three types of asbestos:

  • White asbestos: Chrysotile
  • Brown asbestos: Amosite
  • Blue asbestos

Asbestos was used in real estate construction. At that time, it was not yet known that asbestos is carcinogenic. in 2005 asbestos was banned in Europe. About 1000 people die from asbestos each year in the Netherlands.

So pay attention to asbestos when purchasing old buildings. A specialized removal company is required to have asbestos removed.