asbestos sampling Articles

  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.” The EPA goes on to report, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hazardous Material and Asbestos Inspection Case Study

    Global has been contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present. In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize MBEG and HHF funding sources to eliminate blight and ...

  • How to choose the best laboratory for your asbestos analysis

    Trustworthy, Trained, and Truthful are the 3T's that greatly influence one's decision while choosing a good asbestos lab - Is the data you are receiving accurate and can you TRUST the data being provided? Is an educated, experienced, TRAINED analyst analyzing your samples? Is the lab always TRUTHFUL and not hide any errors that might have occurred during the process? One can be assured of making ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Case Study: 20914 TomLee Avenue

    On the morning of Tuesday, August 13, an explosion occurred at a private residence located at 20914 Tomlee Avenue in Torrance. The explosion leveled this single-family home (believed to have been built in the early 1960s) and caused damage to surrounding homes. Client information indicates that the explosion and resulting fire was caused by the buildup of natural gas beneath the fully tented ...

  • Is 1980 an appropriate end date for asbestos use?

    In the construction industry, we use certain years as the end date in determining if a building was constructed with asbestos containing materials.  In New York State, the Department of Labor, which regulates asbestos abatement, uses the year 1974.  While the federal government, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 1926.1101 (k) (1), requires ...


    By Future Environment Designs

  • Surface Decontamination of Asbestos by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Determine the surface decontamination efficacy of DeconGelTM 1101 on linoleum tile, painted drywall and concrete surfaces contaminated with Asbestos fibers (Chrysotile fibers) was performed with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM; ASTM Standard Test Method: D6480- 05) and Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM; EPA approved method for analysis of asbestos from bulk samples). ...

  • Asbestos and Man-made Mineral Fibres in Buildings: Practical Guidance

    Contents Key Points 1: Introduction 2: What are asbestos and man-made mineral fibres? ...

  • Southampton General Hospital – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem work very closely with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and their chosen contractors to assist in the management of asbestos containing materials within all buildings owned and managed by the trust. Project ...

  • Ground Zero Air Quality Has A Long Way To Go! A Summary of Air Quality Testing in Surrounding Buildings

    There are still a wide range of concerns about air quality in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Many commercial and residential spaces have yet to be re-occupied. In only a few cases has any sort of inspection or testing been done to determine if they are safe to occupy. The greatest concerns are asbestos and the very irritating concrete dust that spread throughout lower Manhattan during the collapse ...

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) problems through regular testing programs

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing Programs We now offer a program designed to prevent Indoor Air Quality complaints and maintain good IAQ in commercial buildings. This program would include quarterly or semi-annual routine inspection of a commercial building (office, public service, retail, or entertainment). The testing programs would include an initial inspection ...

  • Asbestos in water? How to address ‘non-standard’ samples of industrial and other effluents

    Biohazards and other interferences complicate the employment of off-the-shelf asbestos in water methods by traditional TEM techniques. Laboratories must implement creative strategies to prepare and analyze these samples to produce meaningful analytical data. Laboratory and personnel safety have to be considered before sample handling. The interferences also greatly diminished any reasonable ...

  • Asbestos in soil methods

    I wanted to start off this brief technical summary with an item that appeared in the January 2009 Indoor Environment Connections publication… “Asbestos in Soil; The State of the Issue, Tom Laubenthal, Sean Fitzgerald, Alan Seagrave, P.G. In this session, Laubenthal and Seagrave will describe the nature of asbestos contamination in soil. This issue has perplexed the industry for years. What ...

  • Wisconsin (WI) Indoor Air Quality and Mold Expert

    We provide indoor air quality (IAQ) pollution testing/sampling throughout Wisconsin (WI) for problems such as mold, bacteria, chemicals, allergens, dust, asbestos, lead and Building Related Illness or Sick Building Syndrome. We have 40 years of experience in indoor air quality experts with the ability to investigate, test for and correct IAQ pollution problems in a wide variety of settings ...

  • New Jersey (NJ) Indoor Air Quality and Mold Expert

    Indoor Air Quality testing in NJ We provide indoor air quality (IAQ) pollution testing/sampling throughout New Jersey, New York City, and New York State for problems such as mold, bacteria, chemicals, allergens, dust, asbestos, lead and Building Related Illness or Sick Building Syndrome. Investigation, Testing, and Correctness We are indoor air quality ...

  • Indiana (IN) Indoor Air Quality and Mold Expert

    Indiana Indoor Air Quality Test & Sampling We provide indoor air quality (IAQ) pollution testing/sampling throughout Indiana (IN) for problems such as mold, bacteria, chemicals, allergens, dust, asbestos, lead and Building Related Illness or Sick Building Syndrome. Our History We have 40 years of experience in indoor air quality experts with the ability to ...

  • Texas (TX) Indoor Air Quality and Mold Expert

    We provide indoor air quality (IAQ) pollution testing/sampling throughout Texas (TX) for problems such as mold, bacteria, chemicals, allergens, dust, asbestos, lead and Building Related Illness or Sick Building Syndrome. We have 40 years of experience in indoor air quality experts with the ability to investigate, test for and correct IAQ pollution problems in a wide variety of settings including ...

  • Georgia (GA) Indoor Air Quality and Mold Expert

    We provide indoor air quality (IAQ) pollution testing/sampling throughout Georgia (GA) for problems such as mold, bacteria, chemicals, allergens, dust, asbestos, lead and Building Related Illness or Sick Building Syndrome. We have 40 years of experience in indoor air quality experts with the ability to investigate, test for and correct IAQ pollution problems in a wide variety of settings ...

  • University of Southampton, Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils– Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 15 years, Envirochem have for-filled the role of environmental consultant analysts to the University of Southampton. During a period of significant redevelopment, Envirochem has assisted with a whole range of projects supplying an exhaustive range of asbestos related services, chemical sampling and ...

  • Fawley Power Station– Case Study

    Project Highlights Asbestos air monitoring associated with asbestos removal and remediation was undertaken on the Fawley Power Station site on a daily basis for a duration of four years on behalf of CAPE Plc. Demolition asbestos survey have also been undertaken of all buildings due to demolished as a consequence of the ...

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