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Main Title Airborne asbestos levels in schools /
Author Constant, Jr., P. C. ; Bergman, F. J. ; Atkinson, G. R. ; Rose, D. R. ; Watts, D. L.
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Constant, Paul C.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. ;Battelle Columbus Div., OH.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substanc es.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, Office of Toxic Substances, Exposure Evaluation Division,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 560/5-83-003; 4901-A(41); EPA-68-01-5915; EPA-68-01-5848
Stock Number PB84-129683
OCLC Number 20502869
Subjects Asbestos--United States--Safety measures ; Asbestos--Toxicology ; School buildings--United States ; Students--Health and hygiene--United States ; Asbestos--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Schools ; Air pollution ; Sampling ; Urban areas ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sites ; Surveys ; Statistical analysis ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Transmission electron microscopy ; Polarized light microscopy
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EJED  EPA 560-5-83-003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2001
EKBD  EPA-560/5-83-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/04/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-83-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 560-5-83-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 560-5-83-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/28/2018
NTIS  PB84-129683 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xix, 173 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Air (116) and bulk (192) samples were collected from 48 units at 25 different schools of an urban independent school district. These were analyzed respectively by transmission electron microscopy and polarized light microscopy techniques for asbestos fiber concentrations. The new factor of releasability (of fibers) rating resulted from the bulk fiber analysis. Each sampling site was rated by a special five-person team for assessment tools: algorithm, condition, accessibility, part of air moving system, material exposure, friability and water damage, and people's activity at the site. The results were statistically analyzed to document potential exposure to airborne asbestos resulting from the friable, asbestos-containing material in schools and to develop an exposure assessment tool that would be based on the above stated factors.
Presents the results of the collaborative effort of two primary contractors for the Exposure Evaluation Division of the Office of Toxic Substances: Midwest Research Institute under EPA Contract no. 68-01-5915 and Research Triangle Institute under EPA Contract no. 68-01-5948. "June 1983." "EPA 560/5-83-003." Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-119).