Business / Real Estate / Asbestos: A mineral once used in insulation and other materials that can cause respiratory diseases. Asbestos has been classified as carcinogenic.


Business / Real Estate / Asbestosis: A disease associated with inhalation of asbestos fibers. The disease makes breathing progressively more difficult and can be fatal. MORE

Friable Asbestos

Business / Real Estate / Friable Asbestos: Any material containing more than one-percent asbestos, and that can be crumbled or reduced to powder by hand pressure. MORE

Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)

Business / Real Estate / Asbestos Containing Material (ACM): The EPA defines asbestos containing material as any material or product that contains more than one percent asbestos. Some states regulate smaller percentages of asbestos containing material. MORE


Business / Real Estate / Friable: The breaking down of a substance into tiny filaments and particles. Asbestos is harmful only if it is disturbed or exposed, as often occurs during renovation or remodeling. Asbestos is highly friable. MORE


Business / Construction / Shingles: Roof covering of asphalt. Asbestos, wood, tile, slate, or other material cut to stock lengths, widths, and thickness'. MORE


Technology / Programming / Encapsulation: The physical separation of different subtasks, e.g., into separate classes, source code files or modules. MORE