Asbestos jacket

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Appearance silver jacket
Slot body armour
AC 1
Special fire resistance
Base price 100 zm
Weight 30
Material mithril

An asbestos jacket is a type of body armor that appears in SlashTHEM. It is made of mithril, and appears as a silver jacket when unidentified.


Firefighters start each game with a +0 asbestos jacket.

Asbestos jackets make up just under 1125 of randomly generated body armor.

In addition to random generation, general shops and used armor dealershops can sell asbestos jackets.


While worn, an asbestos jacket confers 1 base AC and fire resistance.


An asbestos jacket is one of two starting sources of fire resistance for a Firefighter alongside their fire helmet, and is easily the more replaceable of the pair: the fire helmet will protect them from fire and falling objects, allowing them to freely replace the jacket and improve their AC with other body armor.


The asbestos jacket is derived from a similar item that appears in SLASH 6.


Asbestos refers to one of six types of naturally-occurring fibrous silicate mineral, composed of long and thin fibrous crystals. These crystals are made of many microscopic "fibrils" that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion and other processes - inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to various dangerous lung conditions, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.

Asbestos is increasingly considered a serious health and safety hazard, but once saw widespread use as a form of fireproofing, with archaeological studies finding evidence of its use as far back as the Stone Age to strengthen ceramic pots; large-scale mining of asbestos began at the end of the 19th century, with the highly fire resistant material used as a strong thermal and electrical insulator well into the 20th century, with its adverse effects on human health were only widely acknowledged in the 1970s. In addition to many pre-1980s buildings, fireproof clothing for firefighters and fire blankets were also made of asbestos.

Though the use of asbestos for construction and fireproofing has been made illegal in many countries, at least 100,000 people are thought to die each year from diseases related to asbestos exposure, due both to its use in older buildings and the consequences of exposure taking decades to arise (with a typical latency period of 20 years). Modern firefighter turnout jackets and pants are made of other fire-resistant fabrics, mainly aramids such as Nomex and Kevlar or polybenzimidazole (PBI).