|What is Asbestos?||Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral-based material that is resistant to heat and corrosive chemicals.|
|Asbestos appears as a whitish fibrous material. Airborne asbestos fibers can cause health damage and may be too small to see with the naked eye.|
|What are the types of Asbestos?||There are four types of Asbestos:|
(1) Chrysotile- white, fine flexible fibers. This is the most commonly used type in the U.S.
(3) Crocidolite- Straight blue fibers, used in high temperature applications.
(4) Anthopyllite, Tremolite, Actinolite- Extremely rare, little commercial value and are usually found as contaminates in asbestos containing materials.
|What are the dangers of asbestos exposure?||Exposure to asbestos can cause:|
|(1) ASBESTOSIS- scarring of the lungs, which in an accelerated state can cause death. (2) MESOTHELIOMA- cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs also can cause death. (3) LUNG CANCER (4) CANCER- of the esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum.|
|Where is asbestos today?||More than 3,000 products in use today contain asbestos:|
| Ø Pipe and Duct insulation
Ø Building insulation
Ø Ceiling Tiles
Ø Carpet under lays
Ø Roofing Materials
Ø Ironing Board Pads
Ø Brake Pads
Ø Hair Dryers
Ø Floor Tile / Mastic
Ø Wall Panels
Ø Toasters and other household appliances
|FiberCom's Goal:||To provide customer satisfaction to all clients with the most competent analyses in the shortest time for a reasonable rate.|
|Who We Are:||FiberCom Laboratory, Inc. is an independent environmental and industrial hygiene laboratory in business since 2000.|
|FiberCom Laboratory, Inc. analytical services was established with the intent of providing quality analytical services within the Asbestos Abatement Industry. We provide affordable, quick turnaround asbestos testing for home owners/buyers/sellers, realtors and environmental consultants.|
|Experience & Certifications:||Over twenty years experience in Accredited American Industrial Hygiene Laboratory.|
Performed analysis of AIHA bulk asbestos identification samples for accreditation.
Performed analysis of asbestos samples in the Interlaboratory Testing program.
Airborne Asbestos NIOH 582 – North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Educational Resource Center (1997)
Advanced Asbestos Identification – McCrone Research Institute (1994)
|Licensed & Insured:||FiberCom is licensed and insured in Tennessee.|
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