Asbestos in Soil Analysis: EPA Protocol Modified Semi-Quantitative (Soil)
Asbestos analysis includes testing of soil matrix for asbestos by performing a visual estimation. The method involves preparing the sample in specific manner that helps in the detection and the semi-quantification of the asbestos fibers in the soil sample. 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 express the percentage of the different asbestos fibers detected in soil sample on a semi-quantitative basis as either being less than 1% or greater than 1%, based upon a visual estimation.