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How good are the laboratories that examine bulk samples for asbestos? The Swiss Asbestos Forum FACH wanted to find out the truth. Last year, a set of samples was sent under a cover name to all laboratories on the FACH list. The results of the respective quality control are sobering.

Posted by: Simon Schneebeli; Saturday, 18 Apr
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The price, but also the quality of an asbestos survey depends to a large extend on the number of samples taken. Various organisations have tempted to give recommendations on the number of samples to take. If we compare these figures, we realise however that these recommendations diverge considerably. It appears that the experts are far from agreeing on this point. But how can we get to a better approach?

Note: The author of this article is not native English speaking. So please be kind with your critique on form and grammar.

Posted by: Simon Schneebeli; Thursday, 16 Feb