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Main Title Characteristics of an asbestos exposure assessment algorithm {MICROFICHE}
Author Logue, Everett ; Hartwell, Tyler
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Logue, Everett E.
Hartwell, Tyler D.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances ;
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-01-5848; EPA/560/5-81-5
Stock Number PB83-253500
Subjects Asbestos--Analysis ; Asbestos--Measurement
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Algorithms ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Exposure ; State government ; Schools ; Statistical analysis ; Public health ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-253500 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 70 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report describes the characteristics of a proposed asbestos exposure assessment algorithm. Algorithm variable distributions are presented along with correlations between various algorithm variables in different locations (e.g., New York City, North Carolina and Montgomery County, Ohio). Available data are analyzed and discussed from the perspective of the algorithm's measurement reliability and validity. It is concluded that the algorithm's reliability and validity cannot be estimated from the available data. However, additional research may lead to the development of an acceptably valid, airborne-asbestos-level surrogate. This yet-to-be developed surrogate exposure index could be used to help State and local officials identify and control asbestos exposures in schools.