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Main Title Asbestos in buildings : national survey of asbestos-containing friable materials : final report /
Author Strenio, J. ; Constant, P. C. ; Gabriel, M. ; Rose, D. R. ; Lentzen, D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Strenio, Judith.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances. Exposure Evaluation Division.; Battelle Columbus Labs., Washington, DC.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.; Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Exposure Evaluation Division, Office of Toxic Substances, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, US Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA560/5-84-006; PB85136653
Stock Number PB85-136653
OCLC Number 11854725
Subjects Asbestos in building ; Asbestos in building--Statistics
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Buildings ; Environmental surveys ; National government ; Residential buildings ; Sampling ; Insulation ; Urban areas ; Field tests ; Quality assurance ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RA1231.A8U5 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJED  EPA 560/5-84-006 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/22/1992
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-84-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 560-5-84-006 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ERAD  EPA 560/5-84-006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/30/2012
ESAD  EPA 560-5-84-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB85-136653 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation approximately 250 pages in various pagings ; 28 cm
A nationally representative sample of 231 buildings at 10 sites were inspected for potentially asbestos-containing materials. Bulk samples (1,510) were taken and analyzed by Polarized Light Microscopy. Estimates were made of the number and percent of buildings with asbestos-containing friable materials, the square footage of such materials, and the percent asbestos content of the materials. In buildings constructed prior to 1960, ACFM was concentrated primarily in pipe and boiler insulation; in buildings constructed between 1960 and the early 1970's, ACFM was concentrated primarily in sprayed-on or trowelled-on materials. In 1973, EPA banned the use of asbestos thermal and acoustical insulation materials except for decorative purposes, and in 1978 EPA banned them for all purposes.
"October 1984."