Lincoln County Asbestos Resource Program

 

Lincoln County Asbestos Resource Program

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Amphibole

Asbestos fibers that are generally straighter and break apart more easily than other asbestos fibers.

Asbestos

A name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals

Asbestosis

A serious, chronic, non-cancerous respiratory disease. Inhaled asbestos fibers aggravate lung tissues, which cause them to scar

Breathing

To take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhale and exhale; respire

Cancer

Lung cancer causes the largest number of deaths related to asbestos exposure

Cellulous Insulation

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

Charred Wood

Partially burned wood

Fibers

A fine, threadlike piece of asbestos

Gravel

A loose aggregation of small water-worn or pounded stones

Inhale

To breath in

Insulation

To prevent or reduce the transmission of electricity, heat, or sound

Latency

The time between exposure and development of a disease

Lungs

The part of your body used for breathing. They are in your chest on each side of your heart

Mesothelioma

A rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the thin membrane lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen, and (rarely) heart

Mine

A place where such minerals may be obtained, either by excavation or by washing the soil

Natural

Existing in or formed by nature

Sand

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

Tar

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

Tremolite

A white or grayish variety of amphibole

Vermiculite

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

 Zonolite is a lightweight, thermally insulating material used as aggregate in certain types of concrete.

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