Asbestos in Soil Analysis: EPA Protocol Modified Qualitative (Soil)
Asbestos analysis includes testing of soil matrix for asbestos by modifying the EPA Method. The EPA method has primarily been designed for determining the asbestos concentration in building materials, however this method is capable of identifying asbestos in a soil matrix only on a qualitative (detected/ not detected) basis. It might however require a more detailed method like the CARB 435 for the accurate estimation of asbestos in the soil sample. The report will indicate the presence of the different asbestos fibers detected in the soil sample based upon a visual examination on a qualitative basis as being detected or not detected.