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Asbestos fibers that are generally straighter and break apart more easily than other asbestos fibers.
A name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals
A serious, chronic, non-cancerous respiratory disease. Inhaled asbestos fibers aggravate lung tissues, which cause them to scar
To take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire
Lung cancer causes the largest number of deaths related to asbestos exposure
Cellulose insulation is plant fiber used in wall and roof cavities to insulate, draught proof and reduce noise. Cellulose insulation is among the oldest types of building insulation material
Partially burned wood
A fine, threadlike piece of asbestos
A loose aggregation of small water-worn or pounded stones
To breath in
To prevent or reduce the transmission of electricity, heat, or sound
The time between exposure and development of a disease
The part of your body used for breathing. They are in your chest on each side of your heart
A rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the thin membrane lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen, and (rarely) heart
A place where such minerals may be obtained, either by excavation or by washing the soil
Existing in or formed by nature
A loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts
A dark, thick, flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols, and other compounds. It is used in roadmaking and for coating and preserving timber
A white or grayish variety of amphibole
Vermiculite is a silver-gold to gray-brown mineral that is flat and shiny in it's natural state and puffed and dull in it's expanded shape
Zonolite is a lightweight, thermally insulating material used as aggregate in certain types of concrete.