Asbestos

Asbestos

ARE YOU RENOVATING A BUILDING BUILT BEFORE 1990?

Asbestos is a general term used for a group of six, naturally occurring silicate minerals: Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Anthophyllite, Tremolite and Actinolite. Asbestos was used in a wide variety of everyday products, including floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roofing, brakes, siding and insulation of attics, walls and pipes and is commonly found in commercial, industrial and residential structures constructed before the 1990s.  

With laboratories in Canada and the United States, Bureau Veritas is uniquely positioned within the building science and industrial hygiene markets offering Phase Contract Microscopy (PCM), Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Point Counting, Gravimetry 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 phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). AHERA, Yamate, and ISO air sample analyses by TEM are also offered.

  • Bulk & Other Matrices

    BUREAU VERITAS CAN ANALYZE A WIDE VARIETY OF MATRICES

    We routinely analyze bulks, drinking water, dust, soil and vermiculite samples. Bulk samples for asbestos are analyzed by Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), asbestos in drinking water by TEM – EPA 100.2 and TEM – EPA 100.1 (wastewater/groundwater) and asbestos in dust using ASTM methods and in soil and vermiculite following ASTM D7521-16 method.

    Bureau Veritas conducts toxicity testing with organisms such as earthworms, springtails, and agricultural or native plants to determine if contaminants present in soil are capable of causing toxicity.

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