Work Item
ASTM WK70293

New Test Method for Analysis of Asbestos in Vermiculite - Analysis Method

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, the development of test methods, practices, guides, and terminology pertaining to sampling and analysis of atmospheres, interpretation of data, the standardization of recognized and practiced methods for measurement of atmospheric quality, and sponsoring of discussions among those active in the study of air quality.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


vermiculite; TEM; PLM; asbestos


Thousands of homes were constructed with vermiculite attic insulation and vermiculite is a constituent in many building products. Vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana has been found to contain asbestos and asbestos-related disease has been found in the general population of Libby. The users of this method will be regulators, home owners, environmental consultants.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D22.07

Committee: D22

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-22-2019

Technical Contact: James Millette

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