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