Why Test for Vermiculite?
Vermiculite has been shown to contain Asbestos. Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing lung diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma. These diseases may not occur until decades after exposure. The risk of disease increases as the level, duration, and frequency of exposure increases.
The only way to know for sure if vermiculite insulation in your home contains asbestos is to have it tested. If asbestos is found, then the proper procedures can be implemented to keep you and your family safe from exposure.