Asbestos is used for fire protection moisture control, and thermal insulation. They have wide industrial and domestic applications. It is a fibrous mineral that when airborne can become lodged in human lungs. They can be linked to cancer after exposure to the mineral dust. In asbestos treating chemicals are widely used to react with the outer mg (oh2) and the inner sio2.
a chemical like fluorosulfic acid with help from water does the function. When mixed with water, flourosulfonic acid reacts to form hydrofluoric acid and sulfuric acid. The sulfuric acid reacts with the outer shell to form mgso4.H2o, mgo, and mg2+ ions. The hydrofluoric acid reacts with the internal substance by a chemical reaction. And the fibrous nature of asbestos has been altered into other chemicals that can be processed further.