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New Zealand has a serious problem: Students shivering in cold, damp, mouldy homes

New Zealand has a serious problem: Students shivering in cold, damp, mouldy homes

Mould has been in the news again with new research from University of Otago, Wellington finding students are more than twice as likely to live in cold, damp and...

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Asbestos is leaching into drinking water

Asbestos is leaching into drinking water

A recent study by University of Otago geography researchers has found “abundant evidence” of asbestos fibres in drinking water in 35 locations around Christchurch and...

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Compensation for tenant who paid $730 a week for a damp, leaking rental.

Compensation for tenant who paid $730 a week for a damp, leaking rental.

Just in time for the start of the mould season there was a timely article in the New Zealand Herald last week. The tenancy tribunal awarded almost $8000 in...

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Mould Analysis

Mould Analysis

The team here at Focus are super excited to introduce Angelina Bernal as our newly appointed Senior Analyst for Mould and Microanalysis. Angelina has an extensive...

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Sample Of The Week: The Humble Fibre Cement Sheeting

SAMPLE OF THE WEEK // The humble fibre cement sheeting sample. It’s a common sample type that we see in the lab daily. Fibre cement sheeting is considered a...

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The Membrane Filter Method

The Membrane Filter Method

COUNTING FIBRES // The Membrane Filter Method (or MFM) is a method that is well known and utilised for the counting and quantification of respirable fibres in the...

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Focus wins Supplier of the Year

Focus wins Supplier of the Year

TEAMWORK // Humbled and grateful to receive this years ‘Supplier of the Year’ award at the #NZDAA Demolition and Asbestos Awards. Both our Auckland and...

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Using Forensic Lifts for Asbestos Dust Sampling

HOW TO VIDEO // Forensic lifts have proved to be extremely popular with our clients. In this short video, we outline how to properly use these, to ensure you...

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Benefits of being an accredited Laboratory for ISO/IEC 17025

Benefits of being an accredited Laboratory for ISO/IEC 17025

Laboratory Accreditation is a procedure by which an authoritative body gives a formal recognition that a Conformity Assessment Body fulfils specified requirements and...

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