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Do You Know The Method Of Asbestos Testing?

Asbestos testing is a very important process, since people know the dangers of this mineral (asbestos definition is: a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety). Most asbestos fibers are not visible to the human eye because their small size.

Asbestos testing is necessary, because you can't tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos or have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. A professional should take some samples for analysis, he knows what he have to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are let out. Asbestos testing should always be done by a qualified expert.

For asbestos testing the requirement of EPA is the polarized light microscopy (PLM asbestos test method) analysis with specialized microscopes. The result of asbestos testing detect the percentage and type of asbestos reside in the sample material.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and with safeguarding the natural environment: air, water, and land. The EPA began operation on December 2, 1970. The current Administrator (as of 2006) is Stephen L. Johnson.

If you would like to know, where you can find EPA regional offices and the list of EPA administrators you need to check the following URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPA.

Asbestos Fiber Analysis (PLM Test Method)

The purpose of the Bulk Asbestos Program is to accredit testing laboratories to assure that they are competent to analyze bulk samples for asbestos testing, using polarized light microscopy (PLM). National Institute of Standards and Technology (formerly the National Bureau of Standards) develop an accreditation program for laboratories conducting analyses of bulk samples of asbestos-containing material.

You can find the accredit asbestos testing laboratories list here: http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/210/214/scopes/plmtm.htm

Asbestos Lawyers are the lawyers that specialize in the cases dealing specifically with the hazardous effects induced by Asbestos exposure. If you are or someone in your family is an asbestos victim, you will need an asbestos lawyer. More info you can check the following site: http://asbestos-lawyer-info.blogspot.com/

Submitted by:

Nikoletta Bócz

Nikoletta Bocz owns and operates Asbestos testing and Asbestos lawyer sites. You can find more articles and resources about asbestos and asbestos testing.




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