About Asbestos Testing
There are six kinds of asbestos, which are naturally occurring, fibrous, heat resistant minerals. Due to their strength, flexibility and resistance to heat, these fibers were once used extensively in building materials. Asbestos exposure can lead to illnesses, including COPD, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Due to its dangerous nature, building materials must be tested for asbestos prior to removal. Aerobiology has four laboratories that are accredited by NVLAP (EPA 600/R-93/116) for PLM analysis of bulk material for asbestos: Virginia (NVLAP Lab Code 200829), Phoenix (NVLAP Lab Code 500097), Denver (NVLAP Lab Code 200860) and Huntington Beach (NVLAP Lab Code 201076). Additionally, Virginia and Denver offer PCM analysis for asbestos fibers in air samples.