Helps you identify whether there is asbestos in wall insulation, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, or other construction materials.
If you suspect that a building material contains asbestos, we recommend this Asbestos Test Kit.
Each Kit Includes:
- Three (3) Asbestos Collection Bags
- Pair of Gloves for collection of samples
- FREE Telephone Consultation
Note: This Asbestos Test Kit requires laboratory analysis for a result. Lab analysis is $40.00 per sample; an order form will be included with your kit.
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This kit is designed and manufactured to meet all applicable NIOSH, OSHA, and EPA standards.
Also Available: Priority Return Mailers
Priority Return Mailers are pre–addressed and US Priority Mail Postage Paid. The quickest and easiest way for you to send your used test kits back to us for full lab analysis; just drop kits into a Priority Return Mailer and put it in your mail box.
Each Priority Return Mailer holds up to 4 Asbestos Test Kits. Please order enough to return the quantity of kits ordered. Test Kits Not Included.
HOW DO YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH ASBESTOS?
If you spend time in a building that was built or remodeled between 1900 and 1978, there is a good chance that you are being exposed to asbestos, a cancer causing building material. Cancer development from asbestos exposure usually takes between 15 and 30 years. Because of this time lapse, and the nature of asbestos, an estimated 20,000 people will die each year for the next 30 years from asbestos exposure.
Although the EPA has established a very broad ban on the use of asbestos, it is still a health hazard in many homes, offices and schools. Asbestos fibers come from the breakdown of man-made products such as insulation, paints, caulking, table pads, draperies, ceiling and floor tiles, roof shingles, cement, and many other products. As asbestos breaks down (e.g. becomes chipped, cracked, crumbly, powdery, flaky or decayed), the fibers can be released into the air and then inhaled.
WHAT CAN ASBESTOS DO TO YOU?
The United States Department of Health and Human Services has determined that asbestos is a known carcinogen. When inhaled, even in small amounts, asbestos fibers can cause a range of severe diseases including lung cancer, asbestosis (an irreversible scarring of the lungs similar to emphysema), and mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest and abdominal linings which causes tumors which grow, spread rapidly and are 100% fatal). Exposure to asbestos may also increase the risk of other cancers such as those of the larynx (throat) and of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach).
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE AN ASBESTOS PROBLEM?
To find out if asbestos is a problem in your home or office, you must test. The Asbestos Test Kit is analyzed by IMS Laboratory, a NVLAP accredited laboratory, that will accurately and reliably analyze your collected bulk sample for asbestos contamination to 1% content by weight, providing a professional lab report within one week of our receipt of your test sample(s).
A copy of the instruction manual is included with the Asbestos Test Kit, but you can also print or download a PDF copy.