Sean Fitzgerald

Director of Research & Legal Services, at the Scientific Analytical Institute

Sean Fitzgerald has decades of experience in the field of mineralogy, microscopy and spectroscopy. With his added knowledge as a research geologist and research in soils, there is little Sean doesn’t know about asbestos. He recently developed a new, definitive microscopy technique to positively identify asbestos in talc products, such as the Claire’s make-up drama. Sean is also a globally recognised conference speaker and expert witness on asbestos in court cases.

Sean will explain to us when a mineral is asbestos; and when not; and how for instance to tell the difficult difference between asbestos and talc fibres. Surprisingly, there is rather more to this than one would think!