Definition funny of Asbestos:

urbanA mineral used for insulation that is fatal when its fibers are inhaled and is associated with asbestosis (scarring of the lungs), lung cancer, and methothelioma. Theres many types of asbestos. One type is called Chrysotile, or, most commonly referred to as "White Asbestos" that has a melting point of 1500°C. Because if its resistence to both high heat and chemicals it was widely used from the 1880's to the late 1970's in many industrial applications, as well as in many homes.

urbanOld buildings are full of asbestos. The best thing to do is encapsulate. If it is friable, in bad condition, call asbestos abatement crews to come treat it. Asbestos poses no threat if it is in good contition.

urbanAsbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos "quicklime" from Greek ἄóâåóôïò: a, "not" and sbestos, "extinguishable") describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. Asbestos was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth which according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. Asbestos occurs naturally in many forms (see below); it is mined from metamorphic rocks. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats. Asbestos is used in brake shoes and gaskets for its heat resistance, and in the past was used on electric oven and hotplate wiring for its electrical insulation at elevated temperature, and in buildings for its flame-retardant and insulating properties, tensile strength, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals. The inhalation of some kinds of asbestos fibers, however, causes various serious illnesses, including cancer. Thus, most uses of asbestos are banned in many countries. Fiberglass or Synthetic Mineral Fibre has been found to be a suitable substitute for thermal insulation, and woven ceramic fiber performs as well as or better than asbestos as an insulator of high-temperature electrical conductors

urbanAsbestos a misapplication of Latin: asbestos

urbanCan't be burnt - Describing a persons success or personality

urbanMan, you're asbestos!

urbanverb. to do the best possible in any activity or function.


Songs about Asbestos:

songsAsbestos Lead Asbestos by Meat Beat Manifesto from the Album Subliminal Sandwich (disc 1)

songsAsbestos Chef [Explicit] by Touch Tone Terrorists from the Album Appetite for Disruption [Explicit]

songsAsbestos/Shellshock by Jonwayne from the Album Oodles of Doodles

songsI Fear This May Be Asbestos by Killer Me Killer You from the Album Let's Drink To The Countdown

songsAsbestos [Explicit] by Necro from the Album Die! [Explicit]

songsAsbestos by Necro from the Album DIE!: Insertdamentalz

songsAsbestos [Explicit] by Necro from the Album DIE!: Acapellas [Explicit]


Books about Asbestos:

booksAsbestos and Fire: Technological Tradeoffs and the Body at Risk by Rachel Maines (Aug 2, 2013)

booksAsbestos Litigation by Stephen J. Carroll, Deborah Hensler, Allan Abrahanse and Jennifer Gross (Jul 7, 2005)

booksAsbestos House: The Secret History of James Hardie Industries by Gideon Haigh (Sep 1, 2008)

booksAsbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects, Fifth Edition by Barry I. Castleman (Nov 18, 2004)

booksAsbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Second Edition by Ronald F. Dodson and Samuel P. Hammar (Jun 15, 2011)

booksPathology of Asbestos-Associated Diseases by Tim D. Oury, Thomas A. Sporn and Victor L. Roggli (Mar 20, 2014)

booksDust-Up: Asbestos Litigation and the Failure of Commonsense Policy Reform by Jeb Barnes (Jul 8, 2011)


Movies about Asbestos:

moviesABC News Nightline A Killer in Town: Asbestos 2006 - Runtime: 45 mins

moviesClassic Asbestos & Home Building Films DVD: 1950s - 1960s Asbestos Siding & Home Building History Films 2006 - Runtime: 48 mins

moviesSafetySkills® DVD: Asbestos Hazard Awareness 2010 -

moviesSafetySkills® DVD: Asbestos Hazard Awareness-Spanish 2010 -


moviesCutting & Milling Asbestos Cement Pipe - VHS -



Wiki information Asbestos:

Disease cause, Ranked item, Material

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals which all have in common their eponymous asbestiform habit: long, thin fibrous crystals. They are commonly known by their colors, as "blue asbestos", "brown asbestos", "white asbestos",...

City/Town/Village, Statistical region, Location, Dated location

Asbestos is a Canadian Town located in the Estrie region of southeastern Quebec on the Nicolet River. Asbestos is the seat of Les Sources Regional County Municipality, formerly known as the Asbestos Regional County Municipality. The town covers an...