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Asbestos Fibre Air Monitoring (PCOM)

Asbestos Fibre Air Monitoring (PCOM)Asbestos fibre air monitoring using Phase Contrast Optical Microscopy (PCOM) is used to detect the level of asbestos fibres within the atmosphere. There are various applications and situations in which air monitoring should be undertaken.

Air monitoring should be undertaken by a qualified UKAS accredited asbestos analyst and this may be during asbestos work to validate that control measures are effective and assess occupational exposures or to determine ambient background levels, within the built, natural or marine environments.