What is FRIABLE?

A term applied to material that crumbles into very small pieces very easily, with very little force, as from a finger or hand. Materials that decompose this way hold a higher danger to animals or fish as the pieces or dust can affect breathing or filtering. An example is asbestos fiber versus asbestos wallboard.

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