Do you need asbestos removal, an asbestos inventory or an asbestos management plan? BioLab relieves you in this.
In around 80% of the buildings that were built between 1960 and 1990, asbestos was used. The inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to serious health problems. The current strict legislation and regulations are focused on minimizing the chance of emissions (release of asbestos fibers). When demolishing or renovating the buildings built before 1990, it is required to have an asbestos assessment done by a certified agency. Possible present asbestos should be remediated by a certified agency. BioLab is certified to carry out asbestos assessments and can supervise the entire process of remediating asbestos and removing asbestos. Our partners have all the expertise that is needed to carry out the entire asbestos removal process for you.
BioLab is an independent partner that takes care of the entire asbestos remediation process. We carry out measurements, samples, asbestos assessments, and coordinate the asbestos remediation process. BioLab has all the knowledge and expertise to respond quickly and adequately when possible calamities occur.
The inhalation of asbestos fibers can be harmful and therefore the current legislation and regulations regarding asbestos are focusing on the prevention of emissions (release of asbestos fibers). When demolishing or renovating the buildings built before 1990, it is required to have an asbestos assessment done by a certified agency. Our specialists are certified for performing asbestos research.
With use of an asbestos assessment, possible presence of asbestos will become clear. Samples are taken from suspected materials, which will be investigated by a laboratory analysis. Based on the amount of asbestos, the type(s) and the state in which the material is, there will be a risk classification assigned by BioLab. This classification document can be used by a remediation company to safely remove the asbestos. A laboratory analysis by BioLab offers quick insight into possible presence of asbestos.
A material sample of a few square centimeters is enough to show whether there are found asbestos fibers or not. This is executed by means of the latest techniques. We provide a written report of the asbestos research with an indication of the possible types of asbestos found, and the percentage asbestos that is present on the researched material. The standard analysis period is 24 hours. Urgent analyses are possible upon request. BioLab then immediately takes action.
BioLab determines, by use of the NEN2991-measurement, whether there are present asbestos fibers in the air. The measurements are tested upon applicable limit values. Periodically executing the measurement is of great importance as exposure to the asbestos fibers that lead to major health risks for the people in the building.
Emission (release of harmful asbestos fibers) may occur if asbestos-containing materials are damaged. Inhaling these fibers can cause serious health risks for users. To avoid asbestos emission, BioLab ensures that the asbestos assessments and asbestos removal will be executed extremely careful. If asbestos emissions still occur, BioLab can determine the condition of materials by means of the NEN2991-measurement. If necessary, professional air measurements are carried out by BioLab under standardized conditions.
There are several types of asbestos assessments that are applicable for specific situations. Our partners can perform all types of asbestos assessments for you with the required SC-540 certification. The areas BioLab is mainly working for are within real estate, industry, healthcare and the government. When searching for a reliable and certified asbestos assessment, BioLab is the company to contact.
BioLab is a reliable and independent partner that guides you along the entire process, from asbestos research to a solution. BioLab performs measurements, samples and asbestos assessments, coordinates the remediation process, and offers counter-expertise. In case of calamities, BioLab is able to react quickly and adequately due to the expertise and experience.
Based on the results of the asbestos research, we issue and advice. This asbestos advice can vary from immediate evacuation of the building, to an nearly negligible risk of contamination. BioLab can create asbestos management plans and issue advices regarding possible removal of asbestos. Our specialist will guide you along the entire process.
Asbestos is the collective term for a number of naturally occurring silicate minerals with a fiber structure. The name asbestos comes from the Greek word 'asbestos', which means indestructible or transient.
Some asbestos fibers are so small that the cilia and mucous membranes in our airways can not drain them. This allows them to penetrate deep into the lungs and cause maximum damage. For example, asbestosis, a disease in which the alveoli become more and more difficult to absorb oxygen. Asbestosis can cause pleural cancer or lung cancer.
Asbestos in Canada, South Africa, the former Soviet Union and Australia as a natural mineral is mined in open mining.
There are 1600 asbestos deaths every year in the Netherlands. Worldwide there are even 100,000!
There is no treatment for the Asbestosis disease. Asbestosis is a lung disease that is caused by inhaling a large amount of asbestos dust. The symptoms include shortness of breath and a dry and painful cough. Often this goes along with pain in the chest. Asbestosis is progressive and irreversible.
The aim of asbestos inventories is to gain insight into the asbestos problem and to ensure that asbestos is traceable and therefore manageable. Asbestos inventories are a great way to get the facts up quickly and separate the sense and nonsense around asbestos. Result is a safe environment.