Disposal New Methods Asbestos containing materials are generally categorized as friable or nonfriable. Friable asbestos is characterized as any material containing more than one percent asbestos that can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure. In this friable condition, asbestos fibers may become airborne and pose a potential health risk. Whenever asbestos
Health and Safety Asbestos can be found in many buildings and products, and is usually safe if left undisturbed. However, if asbestos particles are inhaled it can cause fatal diseases. This page outlines the problems associated with asbestos, and the legal obligations and regulations relating to the handling and disposal of it.