Asbestos is a generic name applied to a group of naturally occurring minerals that have been used in commercial products. Asbestos testing falls within Bureau Veritas’ microscopy scope of services, as it is best identified under a microscope.
With laboratories in Canada and the United States, Bureau Veritas is uniquely positioned within the building science and industrial hygiene markets. When analyzing for asbestos, we use Phase Contract Microscopy (PCM), Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).
Fibers in Air
BUREAU VERITAS OFFERS A FULL SUITE OF METHODS FOR FIBERS IN AIR SAMPLES
Bureau Veritas routinely analyzes air samples for asbestos fiber counts using NIOSH methods for PCM and TEM. We also offer AHERA, Yamate, and ISO air sample analyses by TEM.
Bulk & Other Matrices
BUREAU VERITAS CAN ANALYZE A WIDE VARIETY OF MATRICES
We routinely analyze bulks, drinking water, dust, soil and vermiculite samples. Asbestos is analyzed in bulk by PLM and TEM, in drinking water by TEM – EPA 100.2, in wastewater/groundwater by TEM – EPA 100.1, in dust by ASTM methods and in soil and vermiculite by the ASTM D7521-16 method.