White Environmental Consultants

Laboratory Services

Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM)

Phase contrast microscopy (PCM) is used to determine fiber concentrations in air. All asbestos analyses are performed in strict compliance with the NIOSH 7400 Method, counting rules A. The PCM laboratory is accredited by AIHA-LAP,LLC under the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) Lab ID #102739.

Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM)

Polarized light microscopy (PLM) is used to determine asbestos fiber concentrations in bulk building materials. PLM is applicable to the analysis of building survey submissions and other bulk materials. White Laboratories participates in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

* Anchorage, Alaska - NVLAP Lab Code 200124-0

Flame Atomic Absorption (FAA) for Lead Analysis

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA) is used to accurately determine concentrations of specific elements in a variety of substrates, such as lead concentrations in paint, air or soil. AA Analysis for environmental lead is conducted for air quality and surface testing by NIOSH method 7082, and by EPA method SW 846-7420 for bulk materials. The lead laboratory is accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC under the Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) Lab ID #102739.

White Laboratories, a division of White Environmental Consultants, offers a full-range of testing in association with nationally recognized laboratories. All sub-contracted laboratory work is sent to fully accredited laboratories and is unconditionally guaranteed by WEC.

White Environmental Consultants, Inc. offers post-testing consultation to clients with hazardous materials issues. Please call to schedule an appointment with a consultant.