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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.

(2) Amosite- Brown, straight brittle fibers. Most commonly used in thermal system insulation.

(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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