Please help ... What is meant by 'disturbed' here in this context? Thanks?

Context:

Disturbed asbestos was identified and requires removal from the building.

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  • 2 months ago
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    In this context, it means that someone more than likely was doing building repairs or renovations and found asbestos in the walls or ceiling. Disturbed refers to the fact that once it is discovered, or 'disturbed', it has to be removed from the building for safety purposes. 

  • mars
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    2 months ago

    Altered, or tampered with.

  • 2 months ago

    Not untouched (somehow damaged).  It implies, but does not require, that the asbestos is out in the open where it could release fibers to the air (it is the fibers in the air that are the health problem).

    Disturbed asbestos is a health risk.  Undisturbed asbestos usually is not.  Undisturbed asbestos is not able to release fibers to the air.  The covering is intact.

  • 2 months ago

    It means it was somehow damaged and/or moved from it's original place.

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