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Main Title Evaluation of asbestos abatement techniques : phase I: removal /
Author Chesson, Jean. ; Margeson, D. P. ; Ogden, J. ; Reichenbach, N. G. ; Bauer, K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bauer, Karin.
Lentzen, D. E.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., Washington, DC. ;Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/560/5-85/019; EPA-68-01-6721
Stock Number PB86-165057
Subjects Asbestos--Safety measures ; Building materials--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Air pollution control ; School buildings ; Electron microscopy ; Hazardous materials ; Inspection ; Removal ; Toxic substances ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-165057 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 211 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Airborne asbestos levels were measured by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and phase constrast microscopy (PCM) before, during and after removal of sprayed-on acoustical plaster from the ceilings of four suburban schools. Air samples were collected at three types of sites: indoor sites with asbestos-containing material (ACM), indoor sites without ACM (indoor control), and sites outside the building (outdoor control). Bulk samples of the ACM were collected prior to the removal and analyzed by polarized light microscopy (PLM). A vigorous quality assurance program was applied to all aspects of the study. Airborne asbestos levels were low before and after removal. Elevated, but still relatively low levels were measured outside the work area during removal. This emphasizes the need for careful containment of the work area.
EPA-560/ 5-85-019. Includes bibliographical references (page 84). Microfiche.