Asbestos is a confirmed human carcinogen that is still found in many commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. In light of the hazard that asbestos can present, Provincial legislation has requirements for working with or having asbestos in your building or workplace. These include the requirement to compile an inventory of where asbestos is in a building (including before demolition), air sampling after removing asbestos material, and worker education.
Samples of material can be submitted to Winnipeg Air Testing to determine if they contain asbestos. The report identifies the type and percent content of asbestos.