Leading Asbestos Laboratory Helps Building Owners & Tenants Battle Asbestos Dangers
EMSL Analytical offers asbestos testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to protect against airborne asbestos fibers.
It has been proven from countless scientific studies that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory diseases. Exposure to airborne asbestos fibers increases the risks of developing these diseases. The amount and type of asbestos fibers inhaled also impacts occupants’ health risks. When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed, asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If inhaled by the building’s occupants they are then at risk for developing asbestos related diseases.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber mined from the Earth. In the past it was regularly added to building products to increase strength and corrosion resistance as well as to provide insulation and fire resistance.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “Check material regularly. If you suspect it may contain asbestos, don’t touch it, but look for signs of wear or damage such as tears, abrasions, or water damage. Damaged material may release asbestos fibers. This is particularly true if you often disturb it by hitting, rubbing, or handling it, or if it is exposed to extreme vibration or air flow.”
One of the largest asbestos testing laboratories is EMSL Analytical, Inc. They have been providing asbestos analyses since 1981 and currently operate over 30 laboratories across the United States and Canada. “There are countless homes and buildings all across the country that still have asbestos containing materials in them,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL. “Air testing can help ensure occupants are not being exposed to deadly asbestos fibers and suspect materials can be quickly samples to determine if they contain asbestos.”
A new public service video on asbestos supported by EMSL can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCpQYuK8ge8.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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