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Asbestos Analysis / Asbestos Testing


EMS has been analyzing samples for asbestos since 1978.  EMS can supply any level of analysis for asbestos including:

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) with selected area electron diffraction and energy dispersive x-ray analysis for positive identification of all asbestos structures below PLM, and PCM resolution.

Air Samples:

  • AHERA 40 CFR Part 763 for school clearances
  • NIOSH 7402 which complements NIOSH 7400 for PCM equivalent size fibers
  • U.S. EPA Draft Contract 68-02-3266 authored by Yamate, etal (Level I, II and III)
  • ISO 10312

Bulk, soil, urine, sputum, lung tissue, sediment and waste water which includes quantitative weight percent:

  • EPA 600/4-83-043 and EPA 600/R-93/116

Microvacs of dust:

  • ASTM D5755

Drinking water for fibers greater than 10 µm in length

  • EPA 600/R-94-134, 100.2  

Drinking water  for fibers for all size fibers length

  • EPA 600/R-94-134, 100.1

Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) with dispersion staining for identification of bulk material for asbestos down to 1%.

  • U.S. EPA 600/R-93/116
  • NIOSH 9002
  • OSHA ID191
  • CARB 435
  • EPA 600/M4-82-020
  • Point count (Gravimetric) for < > 0.1%


Accreditations


  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NVLAP, for bulk sample analysis by PLM and air samples by TEM
  • Certified as a California Hazardous Waste Testing Laboratory for asbestos
  • Certified by the State of California for asbestos in water by TEM
  • Certified by the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles
  • PCM analysts are in the AIHA Asbestos Registry




















































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