Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to test for asbestos?
$99 for each sample you send us. Click here for details of how to send us your sample.
International customers are welcome.

How long does it take before I know the results?
A certificate from a NATA accredited lab will be emailed to you with the results
within 7 days of receiving your sample.

What should I do if I find out there's asbestos where I live or work?
Any asbestos containing materials that are in poor condition should be removed by a licensed
asbestos contractor. There is no significant health risks if the asbestos is in good condition.
To see a diagram of likely places that contain asbestos in your home, click here.

How many types of asbestos are there?
There are several types of asbestos. Some are more harmful than others but exposure to
any asbestos fibers can be harmful.

Where does the exposure to asbestos come from?
Asbestos exposure occurs when asbestos containing materials are disturbed. Disturbing
asbestos can occur if you drill, saw or demolish any section of your home or workplace
that contains asbestos. Exposure can also occur during building construction work
including alterations, additions and renovations to your property.

How can asbestos enter the body?
The most common way that asbestos enters the body is through breathing asbestos
fibers in the air that have been dislodged from materials that contain asbestos.

How does asbestos affect my health?
Asbestos fibers that are breathed into your body can lodge into your lungs and cause
lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma which can appear 10 to 40 years after exposure
and are often fatal.

Asbestos Laboratories
Level 23 Tower 1, 520 Oxford Street
Bondi Junction, 2022
NSW, Australia

Phone (02) 9369 2787
    Fax (02) 9388 2423

info@asbestoslabs.com.au

 



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