Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistant properties, asbestos has been used for a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.

When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.

Asbestos Analysis* EPA Method
Asbestos Bulk by PLM (6 Days TAT) PLM 9002
Asbestos Bulk by PLM (48 hours TAT) PLM 9002
Asbestos Bulk by PLM (24 hours TAT) PLM 9002

*Samples are analyzed by a sub-contracted laboratory