What is Super 6?

Super six is a type of asbestos roofing sheet that is resistant to heat and fire. It was used heavily in construction materials between the 1940s and 1950s.

It is also known as “amosite,” which comes from the Latin word for “clothes moth.”

The chemical composition of Super 6 includes:

  • Amosite fibres: Asbestos fibres that are resistant to heat and fire

  • Chrysotile fibres: Asbestos fibres that are not resistant to heat or fire

What are the Health Risks of Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been mined for centuries. The mineral is made up of microscopic fibres that are dangerous to human health and invisible to the human eye. People can breathe in the deadly fibres without even knowing.

Exposure to asbestos can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Exposure to asbestos can occur in many ways, including:

  • Breathing in the fibres from the air around you

  • Touching or swallowing the fibres from products and materials containing asbestos

  • Being near someone who is breathing in or touching these fibres

The Dangers of Asbestos and How You Can Protect Yourself


People that have been exposed to asbestos are at risk of developing diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other respiratory problems. The most common way of being exposed to asbestos is through breathing it in or swallowing it. This can happen when people who are working with the material accidentally breathe or swallow asbestos fibres. Super Six asbestos roofing sheets were widely used in the building industry in Brisbane, for many decades.

We should take precautions to protect ourselves from super six roofing sheets because there is no cure for the diseases caused by exposure to it. We should try to avoid contact with asbestos by not being around it at all.

The best way to protect yourself and your family from the deadly effects of exposure to Super 6 is to avoid all contact and leave the job of removing and replacing the material up to the professionals.

Brisbane Roofing Co are experts when to comes to asbestos roofing such as “SUPER SIX” we are fully licenced and qualified asbestos roof removal and disposal experts…