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​​Asbestos contains a group of six fibrous minerals: actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite, and tremolite. Naturally occurring in some rocks and soil, fibers vary in length and may be curled or straight. They are resistant to heat and most chemicals. Because of this, asbestos fibers have been used in a wide variety of manufactured goods mostly in building materials, friction products and heat-resistant fabrics.


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 Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor Air
Division of Public Health/Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-0549​
Toll Free Number
(888) 242-1100
Fax Number
(402) 471-8833
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026