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SanAir Receives NVLAP Accreditation

Monday, June 8, 2009

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SanAir Technologies Laboratory (Richmond, VA) has been accredited under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for its new asbestos testing and analysis laboratory. NVLAP is a recognition from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The company has been in business since 2003 identifying and isolating fungi and other potentially dangerous pathogens in public venues. It invested in electron microscopes with energy dispersive x-ray analysis and digital imaging technology. According to SanAir, the technology gives them the ability to rapidly report on asbestos hazards.

The company has also won an equivalent accreditation from the state of Virginia’s Professional and Occupational Regulation Department. The accreditation recognizes SanAir as a state-licensed asbestos analytical laboratory.

Asbestos is a toxic natural substance that still exists in many building structures. Inhalation of asbestos fibers may lead to serious illness.

   

Tagged categories: Accreditation; Asbestos; Laboratory testing

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