Asbestos is a broad term for a group of fibrous minerals that were used widely in the construction of buildings and in products. More specifically, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), asbestos was commonly used as materials, in such things as walls, floor tiles, pipes, automobile manufacturing, electrical components, cement, roofing, and more.
Unfortunately for many Americans, asbestos is also carcinogenic. Epidemiological studies have proven a definite correlation between asbestos inhalation and mesothelioma cancer, which is almost always fatal within a few short years.
For this reason, it is no longer used in the vast majority of building materials or in construction work, because of the harm it can cause to workers and individuals who will later occupy the building.
Asbestos Services We Offer
At RPF Environmental, we understand the danger that asbestos still poses, and we work to ensure that asbestos is found and removed. Since 1991, RPF Environmental has been a trusted and leading provider of asbestos testing and surveying services in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and throughout the US. We provide the following asbestos testing and surveying services:
- Asbestos assessment
- Remediation design, bid, and contract administration
- Litigation support
- Waste characterization
- Accredited laboratory analysis
- Asbestos air quality testing
- Water and surface dust testing and analysis