Study Cards - Tucker School of Real Estate

Chapter 21


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Potentially hazardous substance used in many building materials. When broken into air borne particles it can be inhaled and dangerous. Primary method of remediation is encapsulation.


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Method of securing or sealing various hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead based paint.

Carbon Monoxide

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Gas resulting from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, wood, natural gas. Dangerous or deadly if inhaled.


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A naturally occurring radioactive gas that can concentrate in poorly ventilated areas such as basements. Believed by the EPA to be a leading cause of lung cancer.