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Main Title Characterization and control of asbestos emissions from open sources
Author Harwood, Colin F. ; Blaszak., Thomas P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Blaszak, Thomas P.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, Ill.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher IIT Research Institute,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 650/2-74-090; IITRI-C6290-11; EPA-68-02-1348
Stock Number PB-238 925
Subjects Asbestos ; Air Pollution ; Mining
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Air pollution ; Mining ; Solid waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Asbestosis ; Health ; Bibliographies ; Surveys ; Dust ; Site surveys ; Malignant neoplasms ; Fibers ; Field tests ; Asbestos deposits ; Sampling ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-238 925 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 195 p. : ill.
The report reviews control technology applicable to asbestos emissions from open sources including asbestos mines, mills, and manufacturing waste piles. It combined a literature review with visits to asbestos mining and manufacturing operations, and considered climatology, location, and topography. The study, which included preliminary field sampling, produced a comprehensive bibliography on emissions control. The health effects of asbestos exposure were reviewed from two aspects: the significance of fiber size, and the effect of non-occupational exposure. Fiber size considered to be most harmful is still not established and, while non-occupational exposure probably does not lead to asbestosis, evidence relates it to increased incidence of cancer. Data analyses indicated that asbestos can be detected at considerable distances from a given source. It was concluded that, because of their proximity to populations, asbestos manufacturing waste piles are a threat to public health more serious than asbestos mining.
Report no. EPA-65012-74-090 NTIS no. PB-238 925