It is not always possible to tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it. Close examination of a sample using specialised microscopic procedures is the only way to conclusively determine whether a material contains asbestos. It is best for this to be done at an accredited laboratory.You can also seek advice from a qualified asbestos consultant. You can find a qualified Occupational Hygienist through the .
Use the or download the ACM Check application to your mobile phone, which is designed for residential settings (find in or ) to find out more about how to find asbestos in your home. Use the to find out more about how to manage and remove asbestos from your home.
Reviewed 28 October 2019