From Sampling Heads
Any building constructed before 2000 could contain asbestos. When asbestos is disturbed the fibres can be inhaled into the lungs and can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and a particularly aggressive cancer called Mesothelioma. These diseases cause up to 4,000 deaths a year in the UK alone. Static sampling is necessary when going though the asbestos removing process and when accessing a site for reoccupation.
For monitoring asbestos the Asbestos sampling heads are used with the Flite 3 sampling pump, in conjunction with the sampling mast. The heads are designed to use gridded filters.
SKC can also supply an acetone vapouriser, which is used to clear (render the filter transparent) to enable the fibres to be more easily seen for analysis.