Asbestos is a mineral fiber whose use has been banned in many countries around the world because of the risk of serious diseases caused by the inhalation prolonged of its fibers.
Artificial glassy fibers (mineral wool, refractory ceramic fibers) may cause damage to human health and require special care in their handling or disposal. Mérieux NutriSciences makes its expertise available in the analysis of asbestos and artificial vitreous fibers: effective techniques for the detection, quantification and typing of total asbestos, asbestos dust and loose fibers in each array and each concentration have been developing over the years. Some of the most frequently analyzed cases are solid waste such as asbestos or asbestos cement, construction waste, refractory material, synthetic fibers and materials with a suspected presence of asbestos, and railway roadbeds.
Mérieux NutriSciences offers the census, mapping and characterization of products containing asbestos in buildings, plants, etc.
Mérieux NutriSciences offers the assessment of products containing asbestos and evaluates all health risks through the use of approved algorithms; the state of roofing in asbestos/cement can also be assessed according to applicable regulations.