Asbestos Air Testing
For decades, Canadian builders used asbestos to make building materials stronger and more resistant to fire and corrosion. It wasn’t until 1977 when building code first restricted its use. Despite the introduction of regulations, buildings containing asbestos remain standing in commercial and residential areas throughout Alberta.
Asbestos Testing And RemovalAnena Indoor Air Quality Testing and Consulting offers asbestos testing in Calgary, AB, and beyond. Our certified air quality specialists, asbestos inspector, and environmental managers are skilled and equipped to safely detect asbestos and assist clients through asbestos removal. Afterwards, our air clearance testing ensures full asbestos clearing. We also offer continuous air monitoring to detect the presences of residual asbestos fibers.
About AsbestosA naturally occurring mineral, asbestos is commonly found throughout older structures, including exteriors, floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. It appears in two basic classifications. Serpentine asbestos, also known as white asbestos, is most common in manufacturing and construction. It is recognizable by its flexible, curved, white fibers containing the mineral chrysotile.
Amphibole asbestos appears as straight, brittle, needle-like fibers in a range of colors, including blue, when containing the mineral crocidolite, and brown, when containing the mineral amosite. Other amphibole minerals include actinolite, anthrophyllite, and tremolite.
Health Conditions Associated With AsbestosBased on numerous scientific studies, both classifications of asbestos pose serious health risks when its fibers become airborne and enter into the lungs of people who are exposed. Exposure can cause a number of serious health conditions, including the chronic lung disease known as Asbestosis and mesothelioma, a lung cancer. Asbestos is now banned from commercial use in 50 countries, not including Canada or the U.S.
If you are in need of a professional asbestos inspection for your home or office, please contact us right away. Your health depends on it.