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Main Title Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in School Buildings: Sources, Environmental Levels, and Exposures.
Author K. Thomas ; J. Xue ; R. Williams ; P. Jones ; D. Whitaker
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA/600/R-12/051
Stock Number PB2013-104672
Additional Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Buildings ; School environments ; Environmental exposure ; Air pollution ; Caulking ; Children ; Contamination ; Decision making ; Dusts ; Emission ; Hazardous materials ; Inhalation ; Mitigation ; Risk management
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-104672 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/24/2013
Collation 150p
Information on sources of PCBs and levels in school environments is needed to improve risk management decision-making. ORD's NERL planned research to better understand and characterize PCB sources, emissions, environmental concentrations, and exposures in school environments. Research was also planned by ORD's NRMRL to perform laboratory studies of PCB sources and transport and to evaluate selected mitigation approaches. In order to better understand the significance of PCB-containing caulk and other building materials and components as a source of PCB exposures to children, teachers, and staff in school buildings, the ORD's NERL planned research to utilize a limited set of real-world measurements to: (1) characterize PCB-contaminated caulk and other potential primary and secondary sources of PCBs in school buildings, (2) characterize levels of PCBs in school air, dust, soil, and on surfaces and to investigate relationships between potential PCB sources and environmental levels, (3) apply an exposure model for estimating children's exposure to PCBs in schools with PCB sources, (4) evaluate which routes of exposure (e.g., inhalation, contact with surfaces or dust) are likely to be most important, and (5) provide information to assist in developing risk management practices for reducing exposure to PCBs in schools.