The key risk to human health arising from Asbestos exposure is when free fibres are suspended in air and inhaled into the lungs. Breathing asbestos fibres can cause a range of diseases, including pleural plaques, mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
ALS Environmental Newcastle is now NATA accredited for Asbestos Fibre Counts by the NOHSC Membrane Filter Method (MFM).
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- Assessing Exposure
- Method Information
- Regulatory Requirements
- Asbestos In Air Monitoring
- Distinguishing Between Respirable Fibres And Asbestos