New gadget helps determine if asbestos is present in insulation

The United States Geology Survey (USGS) scientists found a way to test¬†vermiculite insulation with a handy hand-held gadget that has proven to be invaluable when searching for dangerous asbestos in buildings and homes’ attics. USGS reports that the new tool, a hand-held¬†spectrometer, will save time and resources for asbestos building inspectors who must send samples […]

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