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Main Title Characterization and control of asbestos emissions from open sources /
Author Harwood, Colin F. ; Blaszak., Thomas P.
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Blaszak, Thomas P.
CORP Author IIT Research Inst., Chicago, Ill.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Environmental Research Center, Control Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/650-2-74-090; IITRI-C6290-11; EPA-68-02-1348
Stock Number PB-238 925
OCLC Number 39128918
Subjects Asbestos dust--Environmental aspects. ; Asbestos mines and mining--Environmental aspects. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement.
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
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-090 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2016
EJBD  EPA 650-2-74-090 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/27/2016
EKAM  EPA 650/2-74/090 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/22/1998
ERAD  EPA 650/2-74/090 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
ESAD  EPA 650-2-74-090 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/17/2003
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, 196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
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.
"EPA/650-2-74-090." "September 1974." EPA Contract No. 68-02-1348, ROAP no. 21AFA-004, program element no. 1AB015; EPA project officer: D.K. Oestreich. Selected bibliography and abstracts included as Appendix A. Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-122).