Asbestos in Air
Asbestos fibres can be made air bourne by general wear and tear of buildings or by accidental damage. ALS Environmental employs a range of P401 and P403 trained analysts to undertake the analysis of your Air Monitoring for Asbestos from our UKAS accredited laboratory in Coventry.
Airbourne Asbestos fibres pose a significant potential risk to human helath. There is no World Health Organisation imposed limit for Asbestos Fibres in Air and thus it is to be assumed that any count of this carcinogenic fibre are to be considered a significant risk.
ALS Environmental utilise stereo and polarised light microscopy by fully trained P401 analysts for the identification and analysis of Asbestos. Our UKAS accredited laboratory in Coventry can provide isolation and identification of asbestos in air including:
- Chrysotile (white)
- Amosite (brown)
- Crocidolite (blue)
- Fibrous Anthophyllite
- Fibrous Tremolite
- Fibrous Actinolite
Asbestos is a non-biodegradable naturally occurring silicate mineral that can be categorised into two main crystalline groups, Amphibole and Serpentine.