The asbestos siding removal is a mineral of metamorphic origin fiber composite silicon atoms and some metals such as magnesium, manganese or iron. It has been appreciated since ancient times for its characteristics: it resists high temperatures very well, it is malleable – and therefore it can be given various forms -, it is flexible but at the same time resistant to traction, etc. Already in Roman times it was known and used to make fabrics of great resistance.
It was also appreciated its fireproof character: Charlemagne liked to cover himself with a tunic woven with this material to appear and disappear in the flames and thus impress friends and enemies, as he knew the fire resistance of asbestos siding removal. In fact, copying the example of the emperor, Formula 1 and motorcycling riders until recently dressed asbestos as protection in case of fire of their vehicles.
However, from the beginning there was also awareness of its pernicious effects: Pliny the Elder described in the first century after Christ how the slaves who wove asbestos siding removal died prematurely from lung diseases. And it is believed that actor Steve McQueen, also a professional motorcycle racing driver, died of cancer of the pleura due to the asbestos mask he was wearing.