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  • California Asbestos Testing Laboratory Open 7 Days to Support Upcoming Asbestos Abatement Projects

    Asbestos was used in many building materials that found their way into hundreds of thousands of homes all across the country up until the late 1970s. It’s insulating and fire resistant properties made it a common material used for insulating pipes. As many of these homes begin to age and require updated plumbing and remodeling the risks associated with aerosolizing the asbestos insulation ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos proficiency testing program support earns national accreditation

    RTI International scientists recently earned recognition from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation for their significant involvement in proficiency testing of laboratories using optical and electron microscopy to analyze for asbestos in building materials and air samples. The accreditation as a proficiency testing provider is based on internationally-accepted criteria for ...


    By RTI International

  • Homeowners Should Test Attics for Asbestos Containing Vermiculite Insulation

    EMSL Analytical offers easy asbestos testing solutions to protect people against insulation that may contain cancer causing asbestos fibers. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 30th, 2010 For years it has been known that up to 35 million homes across America may be contaminated with asbestos tainted vermiculite insulation.  Although not all materials that contain vermiculite ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Expands Charlotte Asbestos and Mold Lab Testing Lab

    EMSL is pleased to announce the recent move of their Charlotte laboratory.  The new facility is a state of the art 4,500 square foot building which nearly doubles EMSL’s laboratory space.  This move was necessitated by EMSL’s tremendous growth in the Charlotte area since opening in June 2008.  Contributing to this tremendous growth has been the steady addition of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL’s Ohio Microbiology and Asbestos Testing Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditations

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our Cincinnati laboratory has been awarded accreditations through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The Cincinnati, Ohio laboratory is now AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP accredited in addition to being NVLAP accredited for asbestos PLM analysis. Through the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP), EMSL Analytical is now ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos Testing Lab Provides Free AIHce 2011 Expo Passes

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment, announced today that their Woburn, MA testing laboratory is providing free expo passes for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is highly recommended for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D2985 / D2985M - 92(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Color of Asbestos

    The color of asbestos is of commercial significance when it is to be incorporated into products, the color of which is affected by the color of the asbestos, and for which color specifications must be met. Whiteness is required of asbestos for use in white or pale-colored products. Yellowness is significant in asbestos for use in pastel-colored products where ...


    By ASTM International

  • Toronto Mold and Asbestos Testing Lab Provides Free AIHce 2011 Expo Passes

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment, announced today that their Toronto testing laboratory is providing free expo passes for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is highly recommended for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Air Pollution Control District Reminds Residents about Asbestos Testing Requirements

    Recently, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District issued an advisory regarding cleanup efforts in Capitola Village.  The concerns resulted from remediation efforts following floods this spring that damaged a number of structures.    As reported in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, “We are aware of contractors working in your area that are either unlicensed or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Are carbon nanotubes the `new asbestos`?

    The demand for carbon nanotubes is increasing because they have unusual properties, such as unique electrical properties. However, their needle-like shape is similar to asbestos, raising questions about their safety. A recent study conducted on mice indicates that a specific type of carbon nanotube does have asbestos-like effects, but further research is needed to assess whether this is also the ...

  • New York Asbestos Testing Lab Provides Free AIHce 2011 Expo Passes

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment, announced today that their New York, NY testing laboratory is providing free expo passes for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is highly recommended for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Connecticut Asbestos and Mold Testing Lab Provides Free AIHce 2011 Expo Passes

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services and sampling products and equipment, announced today that their Wallingford, CT testing laboratory is providing free expo passes for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition in Portland, Oregon May 16th – 18th, 2011. The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is highly recommended ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Fort Lauderdale Marks 11 Years As Accredited Asbestos Testing Lab

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces another milestone as its Fort Lauderdale lab has been accredited for asbestos analysis for more than a decade. EMLab P&K’s Florida lab has been accredited by NIST NVLAP (Lab Code 200738-0) for 11 years for asbestos fiber analysis to identify asbestos ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • ASTM D2590 / D2590M - 98(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Sampling Chrysotile Asbestos

    Sampling and conditioning are equally as important as testing. The reliability of the test results depends primarily upon how well the specimens tested represent the true character and condition of the lot of asbestos fiber. Much care and effort are required to be sure that all the sampling operations are systematic or at random and are representative. Failure to provide a ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM C500 / C500M - 07(2011)e1 Standard Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Pipe

    This test method covers the standard for testing of asbestos-cement pipe for hydrostatic strength, flexural strength, crushing strength, straightness, and uncombined calcium hydroxide. Hydrostatic pressure test is performed by placing the pipe with a factory-assembled joint, in a hydrostatic pressure testing machine. Air is expelled and an internal water pressure at a uniform rate ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D3752 - 98(2011) Standard Test Method for Strength Imparted by Asbestos to a Cementitious Matrix

    This procedure facilitates the comparison of different types or grades of asbestos based on their contribution to the flexural modulus of rupture; that is, the reinforcing value, which is considered the most pertinent property for the manufacture of asbestos-cement products. This test method is primarily intended for fiber grades used normally in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Asbestos Siding on Homes May Expose People to Dangerous Asbestos Fibers

    Many homes built between the 1930s and the 1970s were constructed using asbestos siding and shingles on the exterior of the property. Due to the material’s strength, durability and fire resistant properties it was a popular ingredient in both manmade shingles and siding products. Over time, these materials can become damaged and begin to degrade. When this occurs, cancer causing asbestos ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Floods Cause Asbestos Scare in Washington

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to keep area residents and cleanup workers safe from its deadly fibers. Garden Grove, CA, September 27th, 2010 Earlier this month The Seattle Times reported about asbestos concerns along the Sumas River in Washington.  It all began with flooding that occurred back in January of 2009 that spread debris carried ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Mall Faces Asbestos Abatement

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to ensure construction and remediation projects across California do not cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems from asbestos. During the busy holiday shopping season in December, a broken sprinkler pipe burst causing flooding at the Garden Walk Mall in Chico, California.  Not only did the flooding from the broken pipe happen at an unfortunate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D2752 / D2752M - 88(2011)e1 Standard Test Methods for Air Permeability of Asbestos Fibers

    The degree of fiberization or subdivision of the asbestos fiber bundles in a specimen is related to its resistance to air flow. The number and size of the pores in the specimen are a function of the size of the fiber bundles and determine the resistance to air flow through the plug. Test specimens that have undergone a higher degree of fiberization will yield higher ...


    By ASTM International

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