Artex asbestos testing.
Though asbestos was banned in 1999, it took nearly a full century for this to occur, thanks in part to the incredibly wide range of industrial and domestic uses in asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).
Six different minerals are described as ‘asbestos’, though the three main types used in Great Britain and Scotland were chrysotile, amosite, and crocidolite. Their use in the construction, textile, automotive, and shipbuilding industries means that, even though asbestos was officially banned in 1999, the danger to British citizens’ health is ongoing.
Chrysotile – White Asbestos.
Over the decades, chrysotile known as white asbestos was used in hundreds of household items and found its way into most residences and industrial buildings.
Since its fibres are fine and soft in nature, it was often woven and spun into asbestos textiles like fireproof blankets, safety clothing, and artex ceilings.
Chrysotile is asbestos and we advise you to have your Artex tested.
Artex asbestos testing is keeping your whole family safe if you are in doubt. With our asbestos testing kits it is easy, safe and with a UKAS laboratory certificate to tell you if it is asbestos or not in your artex or other materials.
Asbestos is the term used for a group of six naturally occurring mineral fibres. These fibres form two groups – serpentine and amphibole asbestos.
Asbestos Chrysotile is the only serpentine form of asbestos.
Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos in your home.
Chrysotile is the major commercial form of asbestos.
Our company based in the U.K will provide a home artex asbestos testing kit, which has all the PPE required for you.
This includes – Coveralls, FFP3 Mask, Nitrile Gloves.
Disposal Bags for PPE.
Risk Assessment and Sampling Instructions.
Prepaid Return Envelope.
Your samples will then be tested in a UKAS accredited laboratory and will then be provided with a certificate explaining if your test was positive or negative.