A naturally occurring group of mineral fibers.
An organic compound derived from the root of an Asbestos plant.
A natural element appearing in the second period of the Periodic Table.
It easily conducts electricity.
Its insulation capabilities and it is resistant to heat, fire and chemicals.
It gives surfaces a glossy and appealing characteristic.
There was no advantage, it was just expensive to remove it from construction materials.
Attic and wall insulation
Roofing and siding shingles
Vinyl floor tiles
All of the above
Lung cancer or mesothelioma
Central nervous system complications
At all times when near the materials containing asbestos.
With the use of gloves and a mask.
By a trained asbestos inspector or contractor.
By a local home improvement service.
Asbestos should not be disturbed, and should remain dormant.