08/28/2017 (Mon) 20:38:17
No, m8. This isn't true. I read a book
Three types of the mineral asbestos exist, Blue, Black and White. Blue and black make up 5% of the worlds supply and virtually all of it came from south africa. White Asbestos, mined world wide makes up 95% of the world supply and well over 99% of the United States supply.
While blue and black asbestos was certainly found to be a lung carcinogen and blood pollutant, white Asbestos is mostly harmless and any ingest behaves like typical inert matter and is completely cleansed from the blood stream in 90-180 days. Note that the studies done on asbestos only found a carcinogenic result in persons in contact with blue and black, direct or indirect, mostly in south africa.
The reason for this difference lies in the shape of the particles, the cristalline structure. While Black and blue form spikes and jaged edges and would lodge in the lungs,, the White asbestos forms nice smooth balls. and typically smaller in size, so that it would pass right through.