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Main Title Guidance for preventing asbestos disease among auto mechanics.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos Action Program,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-560-OPTS-86-002
Stock Number PB2013-105226
OCLC Number 16056747
Subjects Asbestos fibers--Safety measures ; Asbestos dust--Toxicology ; Automobile mechanics--Diseases ; Automobile mechanics--Health and hygiene ; Asbestosis
Additional Subjects Automobile industry ; Asbestos ; Inhalation ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Hazardous materials ; Ventilation ; Brake linings ; Clutch facings ; Toxic substances ; Respiratory diseases ; Health effects
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/560-OPTS-86-002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/07/1997
EJAM  RC775.A8G85 1987x Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/05/2004
EJED  EPA-560-OPTS-86-002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/18/2002
EKBD  EPA-560-OPTS/86-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/27/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-OPTS-86-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 560/OPTS-86-002 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/31/2012
ESAD  EPA 560-OPTS-86-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB2013-105226 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16 pages ; 22 cm
Friction materials, such as brake linings and clutch facings, often contain asbestos. Millions of asbestos fibers can be released during brake and clutch servicing. Grinding and beveling friction products can cause even higher exposures. Like germs, asbestos fibers are small enough to be invisible and they can remain and accumulate in the lungs. When you see a dust cloud during brake work, you are seeing clumps containing thousands of fibers. Most of the smaller fibers will not show up with the methods commonly used for measuring asbestos levels in the air, such as the method used to determine compliance with the OSHA asbestos standard, since most asbestos fibers in brake dust are too small to be measured by these methods . Asbestos released into the air lingers around a garage long after a brake job is done and can be breathed in by everyone inside a garage, including customers. While lowering exposure lowers risk, there is no known level of exposure to asbestos below which health effects do not occur. The EPA has proposed phasing out the use of asbestos products. In situations where asbestos exposures cannot be eliminated entirely, they should be reduced to the lowest possible level.
Cover title. Shipping list no.: 87-359-P. "June 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages 13-16). "EPA-560-OPTS-86-002."