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Main Title Asbestos-containing materials in school buildings : bulk sample analysis quality assurance program : bulk sample round two /
Author Brantly, E. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Breen, Joseph J.
Kutz, Frederick W.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher Quality Assurance Division, Environmental Monitoring System Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Toxic Substances, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number 68-01-5915; EPA 560/5-81-001; 4901-A26; EPA-68-01-5915
Stock Number PB81-225849
OCLC Number 41994361
Subjects School buildings--United States--Safety measures ; Asbestos in building--United States ; Building materials--United States--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; School buildings ; Sampling ; Quality assurance ; Performance evaluatior ; Cellulose ; Tables(Data) ; Air pollution ; Indoor air pollution ; Amosite ; Crocidolite ; Wollastonite
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 560/5-81-001 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/13/1999
EKBD  EPA-560/5-81-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/22/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-81-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB81-225849 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : charts, forms ; 28 cm.
The second round of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary quality assurance (QA) program for commercial laboratories claiming capability in the polarized light microscope analysis of bulk samples for asbestos was conducted in August and September, 1980. Seventy-six laboratories each received bulk samples of two asbestiform minerals and two nonasbestos materials: amosite, crocidolite, cellulose, and wollastonite. A performance rating based on correct classification of positive (asbestos) and negative (nonasbestos) samples was scored for and reported to participating laboratories. Among the inaccurate results reported were 3 false negatives (crocidolite) and 32 false positives (3 cellulose, 29 wollastonite). QA program results are made available to the laboratories, the EPA, and the public. Continuation of the QA program with future sample sets is anticipated.
"March 1981." "EPA 560/5-81-001." "Contract no. 68-01-5915." "Task Manager: Joseph Breen." "Project Officer: Frederick Kutz."