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Still finding new ACMs after all these years

23rd Mar 2020

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After 30 years of asbestos surveying, I thought that not much could surprise me. I consider I have an up to date knowledge of a huge range of materials into which asbestos fibres have been added, creating a myriad of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Keeping current, often new items found by fellow Occupational Hygienists are posting on peer group forums, which usually create a flurry of similar acknowledgments. 

What was concerning about my latest find is, it didn’t present at all as akin to other ACMs in my knowledge base, and a cursory inspection would have lead to the material being misrepresented as a nonasbestos acoustic felt.