Asbestos in Lab Equipment – Part 4

Desktop mats or tripod base mats can be asbestos cement or less often asbestos millboard. The softer millboard type didn’t last to long as they were just too soft and also absorbed any spilled liquids. But labs still often have asbestos cement ones in use or...

Asbestos in Lab Equipment – Part 3

Do you remember your science lessons where you all sat around while the teacher heated something over a bunsen burner? They material being heated sat on top of a tripod with a little metal mesh mat that had a circle of white stuff. That white stuff until recently was...

Woven asbestos fuse linings

Inside older ceramic fuse holders often is a piece of woven asbestos. This was for insulation and to stop arcing. They often fall out when fuses are replaced and can often be found lying at the bottom of electrical cabinets. Woven segments of asbestos inside two...