The Immortal Mineral

In Ancient Greece, the asbestos mineral was known to be the undying mineral. It was inextinguishable and used it not only building but also in wicks to light up everlasting flames. There was once a time that asbestos was as important as gold to the Greeks.Initially thought of as a lesser mineral, it was only used in the clothing of the slaves so they could work in the heavy sun. When asbestos was discovered to have many other great powers, the Greek were hoarding it as though it were gold. The earliest things that have been discovered to be carrying asbestos are mostly of Greek heritage like napkins, pottery, table cloths and even buildings.

It was not only the Greeks who were appreciative of the magic mineral. The Romans mimicked the Greeks and used it in the production of tablecloths and also the royal clothing. Even in the medieval era the asbestos laden clothing would be passed by fire to impress onlookers, even the royals were impressed and would wear clothing woven with asbestos. Up until the 1970s, asbestos was regarded as a powerful mineral. Even in the height of the industrial revolution asbestos provided enough heat resistance to machines and made them work effectively.

Asbestos finally met its decline in the 1970s when a medical journalist discovered its high levels of toxicity. When mesothelioma became apparent and a serious life threatening disease. Asbestos was tested and the asbestos industry plummeted to the ground and its use became very limited and highly illegal in some countries and departments.

Some governments demanded its excavation from building it was used in the production of. In the areas it is still used today, it is marked as highly dangerous and is used miles away from the general public. To learn more about how you can remove asbestos visit sers.net.au.