Asbestos

Definition

  • A fire-resistant element that once was commonly used for insulation in buildings, but was discovered to cause health issues in the lungs. This material is no longer used and is typically removed from buildings when it is discovered.

Synonyms
fireproof, hazardous, cancerous, toxic

Acronyms
asb

Alternate Spellings
cancerous, hazardous, cancer

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Hazard Definition,
    • Anything that poses a potential risk of injury or damage.
  • Home Inspection Definition,
    • A thorough examination of a house's visible structural parts and systems, conducted before purchase.
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